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Friday, December 9, 2016

The FSB carried out searches at the Center for contemporary art


National centre for contemporary arts (NCCA) on Zoological street a few hours passed searches. According to employees a press-services of the Museum, the FSB was looking for evidence when the former Director of the NCCA Mikhail Mindlin with the arrested Deputy head of the Ministry of culture Grigory Pirumov.


photo: Kirill Iskoldsky

Our correspondent is now in the Museum: in the form of people you can’t see, visitors are not allowed – “because of the change of exposure”.

Michael Mindlin, who returned on Sunday night with the Venice Biennale in Moscow, is not connected. In a press-service of the NCCA, we were informed that he’s in the new workplace – the Rublev Museum.

It turns out that in the modern art Center the searches were held for several hours. The FSB was checking only office space, storage and exhibition halls, they did not come.

In a press-service stated that the searches directly to the NCCA supposedly irrelevant, the reasons lie in the case of the Deputy Minister of culture Gregory Pirumov, who has collaborated with the NCCA on issues of the restoration for many years.

Most likely, the reason of searches in the reconstruction of the tower and mansard spaces of the Kronprinz barracks”, NCCA obtained in the operational management for the establishment of the branch Museum in Kaliningrad.

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