Tag: Ministry of Culture

More than 2,500 Novosibirsk Residents Demand Moscow Reverse Its Obscurantist Policies

April 6, 2015

Staunton, April 6 — Between 2,500 and 5,000 residents of Novosibirsk staged a demonstration yesterday to demand that Moscow follow the principles of the Russian Constitution and allow artistic and other freedoms instead of pursuing what is an increasingly obscurantist, reactionary and authoritarian policy. The meeting sparked by the Tannhauser case called for that play […]

Moscow Preparing To Ban Any Film Which Threatens Russia’s ‘National Unity’

January 16, 2015

Staunton, January 15 – The Russian ministry of culture has prepared a draft decree that would ban the showing of any film that its officials viewed as denigrating the country’s national culture, threatening its national unity and undermining the foundations of the constitutional system. The decree was supposed to enter into force today, but news […]

Russian Ministry Wants to Increase Number of People Working on Nationality Issues from 40 to 70

October 2, 2014

Staunton, October 1 – When Vladimir Putin abolished the regional affairs ministry and transferred responsibility for nationality policy to the ministry of culture, he reassigned 40 officials from the one to the other. But now, the Russian Federation culture ministry says it needs 30 more and a deputy minister to oversee them. These numbers highlight […]