The Ministry of culture announced the withdrawal from the organizers of the award «the gold mask»

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The Ministry of culture of the Russian Federation announced its withdrawal from the organisers of the «Golden mask», as in fact the office does not affect the operation of the award, reported the press service of the Ministry on Monday.

«Golden mask» was established in 1993 by the theatre Union of Russia as professional prize for the best work of the season in all kinds of theatrical art (drama, Opera, ballet, modern dance, operetta/musical, puppet theater). The winners are determined at the annual festival of nominated performances.

As noted in the Ministry, in 2017 was taken to increase the objectivity of the award that encouraged the Ministry of culture, and accordingly modified the regulation on the award.

«At the same time, in connection with the formal role of the Ministry of culture as one of the organizers of the award, the Agency adopted a decision to secede from the organizers. We do not consider it appropriate to continue to act in this capacity, as virtually no effect on the adoption of any decisions. The presence or absence of the Ministry of culture as the organizers will not affect the operation of the award, including questions of financing», — said the press service.

As added in the Ministry, letters of release from the organizers, signed by Deputy Minister of culture of the Russian Federation Pavel Stepanov was sent to the President of the Union of theatrical figures of Russia Alexander Kalyagin, President of the award of Igor Kostolevsky and CEO awards Mary Revjakino.

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