The Ministry of culture has never exerted pressure on the Bolshoi, urin said

© RIA Novosti / Ilya Petliurite in Photobacterium of the State academic Bolshoi theatre of Russia Vladimir urin on the Theater squareThe Ministry of culture has never exerted pressure on the Bolshoi, urin said© RIA Novosti / Ilya Petliurite the image Bank

The Ministry of culture and personally Minister Vladimir Medinsky has never exerted pressure on creative solutions to the Bolshoi theater, told RIA Novosti the Director of the institution Vladimir urin.

«Never any indication that pressure on me or my colleagues has not been and could not be. When I went to the post, I immediately raised the question of what will work only if the will to make their own creative decisions,» said urin.

According to him, for more than four years of work even at the level of wishes not expressed absolutely no requests related to the creative part.

«As for the «Nureyev», I am sure that the debate about the production will continue beyond the premiere, but nonetheless, creativity is creativity. The people who make the play, make it yourself — it’s their right as artists, but of course they must not violate the law,» — said the Agency interlocutor.

«Nureyev» was supposed to be the last premiere of the 241-th season of the Bolshoi theatre directed by the creative team, which last season created the ballet «a Hero of our time», recognized as the best ballet performance of the season and awarded the national theatre award «Golden mask». The premiere of the ballet staged arrested in the case, «the Seventh Studio» Kirill Serebrennikov moved from July 9 and December 10.