Medina held an emergency inspection of the new building of the Maly drama theatre

Мединский провел экстренную проверку нового здания Малого драмтеатра

The Minister of culture Vladimir Medinsky held an emergency inspection of the new building of the Maly drama theatre, for which he had to leave the final conference for the Year of cinema within the cultural forum.

On Friday, Russian President Vladimir Putin held a joint meeting of the presidential councils for culture and arts and Russian language in Saint Petersburg where was also attended by the Minister of culture.

Medina in early November told the President about the progress of the new construction of Small drama theatre under the direction of Lev Dodin. It is expected that the project will be the largest after the “Mariinsky” theater in St. Petersburg.

“I went for an emergency check of Dodin’s theatre (Lion). At the presentation of certificates I Dodin complained that they did not do. I was there with a check 2 months ago, Dodin said that it was a staged event that they caught up with the builders and technicians from all over St. Petersburg. I said let’s go check them now,” said Medina told reporters.

He stressed that there is a claim to the progress of the work by the contractor. According to him, the Ministry of culture will take action against the General contractor.