Photo: Dmitri Mironov in Facebook
The President of Russia Vladimir Putin has supported the initiative about assignment of the Yaroslavl drama theater named Volkov the status of a particularly valuable object of cultural heritage of the peoples of Russia. This was announced by the Governor of the region Dmitry Mironov on his page on Facebook on Thursday, may 23.
He thanked the President for support. “The Volkov theater has a glorious history and high artistic achievement, not just proven professional awards. It needs to maintain its independence”, — said in the recording.
In March, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has suspended the order to merge the Alexandrinsky and Volkov theatres. He instructed the Minister of culture Vladimir Medinsky to conduct a broad discussion of this project with the involvement of the professional community and the public of Saint-Petersburg and Yaroslavl.
The head of the Ministry of culture announced about the merger of the Alexandrinsky and Volkov theatres on March 28. Theatre in Saint-Petersburg and the theatre in Yaroslavl, decided to turn into a single organization — the first Russian national theatre. Mironov, in turn, said that for him, this initiative came as a surprise.
Video, photo All from Russia.