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Thursday, March 22, 2018

The Ministry of culture entered the fray with the “Satyricon”, offended for an apology Medina

The conflict between the Ministry of culture and the theatre “Satyricon”, despite the mutual apologies of the management of both institutions, have not ceased. The parties continue to make harsh statements at each other.

photo: Kirill Iskoldsky

We will remind that on October 29, the press service of the Ministry of culture published a news, which reported on between Raikin and Medina the conversation. In its course, according to the Director of the theatre Anatoly Palankin, “Mr Medinsky spoke with Konstantin Arkadievich. All our fears are dispelled. Mutual understanding is restored.”

The Ministry of culture quoted a phrase Palankin that “we honestly talked. Clarified their positions to each other. Brought each other apologies for being so emotional”.

These words were perceived by society as a message that the apology received from Raikin. This opinion was not slow to refute is the “Satyricon”: in the new news said that apology to each other brought Anatoly Polynkin, Vladimir Medinsky and Alexander Zhuravsky (Deputy Minister of culture — ed.). At the same time emphasized that Medina “on the phone apologized personally to Konstantin Raikin for offensive language and the tone of the first Deputy Minister of culture of the Russian Federation Vladimir Aristarkhov, which he did in the address of the art Director “the Satyricon” at the meeting in the Public chamber 17 Oct 2016.”

This, in turn, again responded to the Ministry of culture. In a new post late Sunday evening appeared on its website, said that “the leadership of the “Satyricon” continues to comment on the situation, presenting all the new details that, as we saw, is already history.”

The Ministry of culture accused of “Satyricon” in “multiplying entities without necessity” and attempts “to give a public interpretation of the service conversation.” Zhuravskii, who was quoted by the press service, said that “private conversations should not be subject to public debate”, implying thereby the statement “the Satyricon” about the apology Medina.

Read about the speech Raikin, marked the beginning of the scandal.

Recall that the controversy around the speech of Konstantin Raikin at the Congress of the Union of theatrical figures attracted attention, in particular, the fact that it is connected first biker Surgeon, who said that “Raikin” turn Russia into “the gutter”. After this statement was criticized by the press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov expressed hope that the biker apologize. He, however, refused, noting, however, that Raikin respect, and soon he was supported by the head of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov, reported that the position of the biker and the support of millions of people.


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