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Friday, March 16, 2018

Golodets holds a meeting at the Vakhtangov theatre

It turns out that in Moscow it is easier to build a theatre and any other cultural institution than to execute documents on right of ownership. Example — new unique platform in the theater. Vakhtangov, which has been operating for a year, but has no documents from the Federal Agency for managing Federal property management Agency. Oddly enough, but that issue was devoted to a visit to the Vakhtangov Deputy Prime Minister of Russia Olga Golodets.

photo: Natalia Gubernatorova

Olga Golodets

The New stage of the Vakhtangov — typical. For example, the investor built a theater, the troupe is already playing a repertoire, and officials instead to legitimize on paper theatre right on the premises, does not issue these securities nor the theatre, nor to the investor. So for several years now happens in theater on the old Arbat.

Director of Vakhtangov theatre Kirill KROK says:

— The investor has fulfilled all its obligations and has transferred to the theatre instead of the contract of 4800 square meters 6250, which is more than was envisaged in the project. We have a year to operated a New scene, bear the financial costs, and officials from the Federal property management Agency for two years inventing new and new obstacles and put forward new requirements for the investor…

Notice that the New stage of the Vakhtangov was unique because it was built without the involvement of the budget; the costs amounted to about one billion rubles. The contract with the investor was signed under Mikhail Ulyanov, in 2003. It stipulates that land owned by the oldest Russian theater, will appear theatrical and business center with a New stage for the theatre. But the changing economic situation in the country and legislation good idea of the construction was turned in unfinished. In fact, only five years ago the work was resumed, and the theatre received a brand new, with modern equipment, a stage with plenty of office space, gym (only for employees) and the art cafe, which will open its doors to the public this season. However, there are no permits, the theatre still has not.

Question: can work in a theatre without a formal paper? Answer: of course they can, but from time to time as the investor will say: “let the premises, gentlemen artists.” This is the situation.

But what is connected with such paperwork? Answer — a lot, but not about them now speech. The management of the theatre two years ago has addressed to Olga Golodets with a request to influence the officials. The result — no. Then the address of the Chairman of the government flew another letter, with the signatures of all the popular artists (and their Vakhtangov much). And here Olga Golodets personally came to the theater and held a working meeting with specific agenda: “On the reconstruction of investment contracts on the construction of the New stage of the State academic Vakhtangov theatre”.

The meeting was attended by the new head of the Federal Agency for state property management Dmitry Pristanskov, Deputy Minister of culture, Alexander Zhuravsky, the representatives of the investor and other. The result of the visit the Deputy Minister was her assignment: within three weeks should be submitted to the government a draft resolution on the conclusion of investment contracts, zafiksirovany division of space and the issuance of relevant permits.

I want to believe that the new head of the Federal Agency for state property management Dmitry Pristanskov will finally be able to change the sad practice that has developed over the years in the Agency.


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