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Director of the State Hermitage Mikhail Piotrovsky said that the “amendment Kalyagin — Piotrovsky — Matsuev” in the Constitution of Russia will allow to create legislation, “which does not exist anywhere in the world.” His words leads RIA Novosti on Friday, January 31.
According to Piotrowski, prepared jointly with the people’s artist of the RSFSR Alexandra Kalyagin and famous pianist Denis Matsuev amendment proposes to declare the unique culture of Russia, a symbol of the country and “protect” her at the state level.
The head of the Hermitage, noted that these changes will give Russia “additional competitive advantages”, because nowhere in the world there is no such legislation. “We will create legislation anywhere in the world that really will determine what place in society is culture and how can it be both independent and at the same time contained society,” he said.
Besides, Piotrovsky has seen in the system of amendments to the Constitution, “a set of philosophical and cultural things” that also have an impact on the cultural sphere. Among those things he named, in particular, the problem of priority of implementation of international and Russian legislation. This question is of great importance in particular for the cultural sphere, because it affects the fate of the movement and the protection of cultural property.
January 23, the State Duma has approved in the first reading the bill on amendments to the Constitution.
The President of Russia Vladimir Putin submitted to the Parliament the initiative on January 20. The head of state proposes to amend article 22 of the basic law, the provisions of the first and second chapters will remain unchanged.
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