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Thursday, November 23, 2017

“Let’s uretim Minister”: Raikin loudly opposed the Medina


Director of theatre “Satyricon” Konstantin Raikin last night made a strong statement to the Minister of culture of Russia Vladimir Medinsky. He called for “reason with” him, accusing him of obstructing the work of the theatre.


photo: Gennady Cherkasov

According to the video statement Raikin published by the TV channel “Rain”, this year in the “Satyricon” it’s been 6 prosecutorial investigation and none revealed any significant violations.

Their reason — “revenge and punishment, who wants to expose me and my theatre, my immediate superior, the Minister of culture Vladimir Medinsky,” says Raikin.

According to the artistic Director, the Minister can not forgive him “remarks at the Congress of the Union of theatrical figures”, repeatedly caught in lies and struggle “against his unjust decisions relating to the theater “Satyricon”. “Just hurts the most consistent sighting a systematic way. Now encroaching on our building wants to stop him, to stop him,” says the claim, the head of the theatre.

In this regard, he refers to the authorities of the Russian Federation: “come on, dear friends, once uretim our Minister, you know, just purposefully, systematically harms to the state theatre.”

While Raikin recalls its regalia and decorations, awarded, in particular, the “Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin” and ironically calls Medina “a doctor of historical Sciences” because of its controversial thesis.

Recall that in October 2016 Raikin, speaking at the Congress of the Union of theatrical figures said about censorship in Russian theatre and the rudeness of heads of the Ministry of culture, which caused controversy with its Medina, which is connected and others, up to the biker of the Surgeon. The main reason for the speech Raikin was the lack of money for the construction of a new building of “Satyricon”, in which he accused the leadership of the Ministry of culture.

The conflict eventually gradually gone from media attention, although after the speech, the Ministry of culture and Raikin “Satyricon” for some time was exchanged mutual accusations.

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