“Medina and Raikin apologized to each other “for the emotion”

The Ministry of culture said that between the artistic Director of “Satirikon” and the Agency restored the understanding

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– Minister of culture of Russia Vladimir Medinsky held a conversation with the art Director “the Satyricon” Konstantin Raikin, the leadership of the Ministry and the theatre clarified their position and brought each other apologies for being so emotional, said Saturday the Ministry of culture.

As stated by the Deputy Minister Alexander Zhuravsky, Medina met with the Director of “Satyricon” Anatoliy Balanchinym and discussed with him the General questions of creative activity, reconstruction of the basic scene and confirmed the readiness to assist the theatre after the approval of the Federal budget in 2017.

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“Held a mutually respectful and trusting conversation. We respect the talent and opinion creative leader of the “Satyricon” Konstantin Arkadyevich Raikin. Naturally, the theater, whose founder is the Ministry of culture, we are in a difficult situation will not leave. As soon as it is approved by the Federal budget, we will solve all problems. The Minister gave these instructions,” – said Deputy Minister Alexander Zhuravsky, who was also present at the meeting.

In turn, Palanquin reported the conversation with Medina Raikin. According to the Director of the theatre, the parties clarified their positions to each other and brought each other apologies for the emotion. “Vladimir Medinsky spoke with Konstantin Arkadievich. All our fears are dispelled. Understanding restored,” said Polynkin.

Earlier Raikin, speaking at the Congress of the Union of theatrical figures said about the strengthening of censorship in Russia and the growth of state intervention in the arts. This statement caused a wide public resonance.

The leader of the motorcycle club “Night wolves” Alexander Zaldostanov (known by the nickname Surgeon) commented on the speech Raikin, saying: “the Devil always tempts freedom. And under the guise of freedom of these Raikin want to turn the country into the gutter, where sewage would flow”.

Press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov, in turn, urged the Surgeon to apologize for the harsh statements in the address of the Director of the theater “Satyricon”. However, the leader of “Night wolves” declared that his words does not intend to abandon and apologies will not.

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