Not for the first day in political discussions the Network discussed tin soldiers. The reason for this was the catalogue-producing their firm, where the link can be found and precise miniature sculptures of the representatives of the highest leadership of Russia: from Vladimir Putin to Alexander Bastrykin. It is particularly intriguing signature in the catalog under the figures of public figures: “Made by order of the presidential Administration, in one instance”.
Prices on figurines high: depending on the size of each individual order is from one and a half to twelve thousand dollars. Thus representatives of the power “produced” is always the most affordable value on a scale of 1 to 6.
As explained to our edition Studio Director Andrey Arsenyev, similar contracts his company consistently receives the last 8 years. Each of the figures is unique: it comes in specific individual order. With the client each time is discussed the appearance of the sculpture. “Depending on how the customer wants, we can do it in a suit, say, do, and not in shape,” said Arsenyev.
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However, he suggested that the ordered figures are used for gifts, but noted that there “can only assume, us know do not put”.
Arsenyev, however, cannot document that the order of figures is coming from the administration of the President: “If we are talking about public procurement, so to speak, it does not literally state order. Funding comes from the state budget. It’s some kind of private sponsors are funding the case. I have no direct sources of information. Comes to us a mediator, and what is the distribution and funding, we take a very dim view”.
The head of the company also added that the mediator tells who the customer is, however, “all this is rather arbitrary” as “all words”.
Add that to the website of the company in catalogues in recent years there are figures of Alexei Dyumin (“military leader and statesman”, now — the head of Tula region), head of SK Alexander Bastrykin, former Director, FSO Evgeny Murov (he left his position in may, but the figure listed in the catalog in July), head of Rostec, Sergey Chemezov, Minister of foreign Affairs Sergey Lavrov, the speaker of the Federation Council Valentina Matvienko, Prosecutor General Yury Chaika, etc.
The firm has had to carry the figures of Vladimir Putin. In addition, there are the catalogue also made in one instance, figurines of businessman Yury Kovalchuk, the head of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov, and other famous people. Popular Sergei Shoigu: it is depicted in various forms, including in the hockey form.
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