Medina: tobacco did not discuss the candidacy of the successor at the Moscow art theatre named after Chekhov

© RIA Novosti / Evgeny to Betemporary in fotoracconti at the portrait of Oleg Tabakov near the main entrance to the Moscow art theatre. A. P. Chekhov. Archival photoMedina: tobacco did not discuss the candidacy of the successor at the Moscow art theatre named after Chekhov© RIA Novosti / Evgeny to Betemporary the image Bank

Oleg Tabakov never discussed the candidacy of his possible successor in the Chekhov Moscow art theatre and did not put forward the Ministry of culture of the Russian Federation no claims in this regard, told reporters on Tuesday the Minister of culture Vladimir Medinsky.

Oleg Tabakov died on Monday in hospital after a long illness, reported the press service of the Chekhov Moscow art theater. Deputy Minister of culture of the Russian Federation Alexander Zhuravsky said Tuesday that Yuriy Kravets is appointed the acting Director of the theatre.

«I spoke often with Tabakov. Never — neither in the formal nor in an informal setting — he had not discussed the successor, never put forward any demands to the Ministry of culture,» the Minister said.

He noted that the issue of appointing a new head, «no hurry».

According to Medina, tobacco was an outstanding teacher who trained many talented actors and Directors, as well as an excellent organizer of theatrical Affairs, who was among the first Mat and moved all employees to work to contract, thus forming the troupe. «About these two talents Tabakov is not necessary to forget,» — said the Minister.

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