However, the deputies of the Petersburg Legislative Assembly does not think so, and called for the resignation of the Minister of culture of Russia Vladimir Medinsky. An appeal to Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has prepared the head of the Commission for culture Maxim Reznik and five independent MPs. The initiative of the St. Petersburg Parliament has supported the deputies of the opposition faction of the State Duma.
St. Petersburg people’s deputies noted that the culture of Russia became a place where “readily reproduce historical falsification and ideological speculation”, she “often plays the role of PR-technologies at the service of the ultra-conservative and protective, to the absurd ideas,” according to “Kommersant”.
The MPs also reminded about the scandal in the Ministry of culture associated with accusations against the Department heads in a major theft.
High-ranking officials are accused of embezzling hundreds of millions of rubles allocated for the restoration of cultural objects, while “museums removed from state protection, close libraries, cut funding of the theatres under the pretext of budgetary constraints”.
In this regard, the deputies asked Medvedev to send Medina to resign with the phrase “in connection with loss of trust”.
We will remind, on the case of embezzlement of funds allocated for restoration works, arrested the Deputy head of the Ministry of culture of Russia Grigory Pirumov, the Director of the Department of property management of the Ministry of culture Boris Mazo, the Director of FSUE “Centralafrica” Oleg Ivanov, Director and managing Director of Baltstroy Dmitry Sergeyev and Alexander Kochenov, as well as Advisor to the CEO of the company “Linnet-consult” Nikita Kolesnikov.