President Vladimir Putin supported the idea of announcing 2019 in Russia as the year of the theater. The head of state said this at a meeting with the head of the Union of theatrical figures Alexander Kalyagin, transmits the site of the Kremlin.
“Alexander Alexandrovich, it’s good, we agreed. I know that you have been carrying this idea for a long time. We spoke with you about this. Let’s do it. 2019 will be declared the Year of the Theater in Russia, “the president said.
The details of this meeting are interesting. Alexander Kalyagin suggested to Putin a document that outlined the decision of the main theatrical problems on the “three pages”. “There are practically all decisions in this paper,” said the head of the Union of Theater Workers. He added that a large number of theaters need repair and technical re-equipment, one should think about increasing salaries and improving theatrical education. The document will allow to form a “strategic plan until 2030”.
The current and 2017 years, we recall, became crisis for the theater in Russia. Under the arrest are persons involved in the case of the “Seventh Studio” – director Kirill Serebrennikov, theater manager Alex Malobrodsky, director of the Russian Academic Youth Theater Sofya Apfelbaum and others. It was said something in the paper about the solution of this problem, on the Kremlin’s website is not specified. The other day the investigation agreed to change the measure of restraint to Malobrodsky, who is in the detention center and has health problems. However, the court on April 27 left Malobrodsky in jail.