Russian Culture Ministry to support only art focused on traditional values

Natalya Mihailova | 02 April 2015
Moscow, April 1, Interfax - The state will sponsor only those people of art who are oriented toward spiritual and physical prosperity of people, first deputy of Russian Minister of Culture Vladimir Aristarkhov says.
Russian Culture Ministry to support only art focused on traditional values

“We shouldn’t and we won’t support everything. Last year, it was fixed in the Foundations of the State Cultural Policies that we are oriented toward supporting traditional values of our society,” Aristarkhov said Wednesday on hearings at the Russian Public Chamber.

He believes that art should not be the end in itself, “the end in itself is well-being of our people, our culture, our society, spiritual and physical.”

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