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TV presenter Vladimir Pozner on its website announced the withdrawal from the jury of the Committee of industrial television awards — host of the TV award TEFI.
“Today, from my point of view, taffy has lost its national significance, was deprived of the status, which he certainly possessed, was absolutely ordinary prize, among dozens of others,” said Posner.
The journalist also appealed to the leadership of the Academy of Russian television (ART) and reminded him about the agreement with the sculptor Ernst Neizvestny, according to which the statue he created, may be awarded only as long as the contest does not lose its democratic principles.
“Given the completely undemocratic nature of the competition winners, the Committee of industrial television awards, I appeal to the leadership of ART with the request to refuse the Committee in awarding taffy, so she returned to the organization for which it was originally conceived: of the Russian television Academy,” summed up Pozner.
With a similar appeal to the ART he made in 2017. Taffy — television award, which annually recognise achievements in the field of television arts. The award was established in 1994.
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