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.
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.
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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