The Ministry of culture will remain a partner of the «Golden mask»

© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Mackinderite in fotobesplatnoe a badge of the Russian National theatre prize Golden Mask. Archival photoThe Ministry of culture will remain a partner of the «Golden mask»© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Mackinderite the image Bank

General Director of the theatre award «Golden mask» Maria Revyakin has told RIA Novosti that the Ministry of culture of the Russian Federation, coming from the organizing Committee award, remains her partner.

The Russian Ministry of culture on Monday announced the withdrawal from the organizing Committee of the «Golden mask», because in fact the Agency does not affect the operation of the award.

«The Ministry of culture decided to withdraw from the «Golden Mask». It’s their decision and comment I can’t. But it is important that the Ministry of culture continues to be a partner of the «Golden Mask» and stores the financing,» said Revyakin.

«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.