Director of St Petersburg Circus on Fontanka was dismissed by agreement of the parties

Директора петербургского Цирка на Фонтанке уволили по согласию сторон

The Director of the Bolshoi St. Petersburg state circus on Fontanka (Ciniselli’s Circus) Michael Smorodkin was dismissed by mutual agreement, employees in pay will not lose in the near future will be appointed acting Director, told RIA Novosti Deputy Minister of culture of Russia Alexander Zhuravskii.

“The Director of the Bolshoi Saint Petersburg state circus, Michael A. dismissed by mutual agreement. We have been told that the St. Petersburg circus will be included in the system of Russian state circus company as a subsidiary with considerable autonomy. Mikhail Andreevich did not really want to work in the post of branch Manager, so he offered several options for employment in the system of the Ministry of culture, now he thinks on these proposals,” — said Zhuravskii.

He added that now all the organizational issues associated with the acquisition zirkona the Fontanka branch of the Russian state circus company, will be the Director of the state circus company Dmitry Ivanov.

“The acting Director of the circus will be appointed in the near future. The labour team will not lose in salary. Our goal is to make the circus even more attractive for spectators and even more cost effective, we believe that the St. Petersburg circus is unique, and it remains profitable,” — said the Deputy Minister.

Previously, the General Director of Russian state circus company Dmitry Ivanov told reporters that the Ciniselli’s Circus will be part of his company.

Big St. Petersburg state circus — the first stone stationary circus of Russia — was opened on 26 December 1877. The initiator of its construction was the Italian subject, the head of a large family circus Gaetano Ciniselli. In 2014-2015, was held large-scale reconstruction of the circus building, strengthened the Foundation and walls, upgraded dome. In 2015, in honor of the 200th anniversary of Gaetano Ciniselli was the building returned to the original name — the Ciniselli’s Circus.