The Ministry of culture commented on the situation with the fashion show at the RSL

© RIA Novosti / Alexei Codecoverage in photobacteria state library in Moscow. Archival photoThe Ministry of culture commented on the situation with the fashion show at the RSL© RIA Novosti / Alexei Codiscovered the image Bank

Libraries according to the legislation have the right to determine the programme of activities, which take place in their walls, said RIA Novosti in the press service of the Ministry of culture of the Russian Federation, commenting on the holding of a fashion show in the halls of the Russian state library (RSL).

Earlier in mass media appeared information about the fact that on 7 September in the RSL hosted a fashion show and photo shoot. The CEO of the RSL Vadim Duda, who was appointed to this position in late August, noted that the library should remain open for people, major cultural events need this space to stay alive, but experience like this fashion show, in the halls of the Lenin library will be no more.

«According to the Federal law «On librarianship», the library have the right to «independently determine the content and specific forms of its activities in accordance with the goals and objectives specified in their statutes», «to provide informational, cultural, educational, scientific, and educational activities in accordance with the law, with its Charter or with the local regulations of the organizations, structural units which are library». Thus, they are independent in shaping the program of activities», — said in the Ministry of culture.

Source