Putin said about the need to change the procurement system for cultural institutions

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Conducting open tenders for procurement for cultural institutions is only relevant if it is about economic needs, said the President of Russia Vladimir Putin during a meeting on support of talented youth and professional training in the arts in St. Petersburg.

«Open competitions for all specified items, they are certainly inappropriate. In addition to these General things in there I don’t know, clips, curtains, chairs. It is quite possible to buy on the open competitions, and we must do it», — said the head of state.

However, he noted that the open competitions that relate to artistic needs, inappropriate, and called for changes in the procurement system.

«Everything connected with creativity, of course, that is the Procrustean bed that doesn’t fit and put it is impossible, therefore, here, definitely, you need to make changes,» he said.

In addition, Putin proposed to Supplement the system of presidential grants a new direction — to support young talents. According to the head of the state on these purposes will be allocated one billion roubles a year.