Source Pravda.Ru

Culture Minister: Globalization threatens Russian culture

Speaking at the government council session in St. Petersburg, Culture Minister Mikhail Shvydkoi listed threats which exist for Russian culture. First of all, he considers the threat of globalisation which is occurring in all the civilized world in economics, social life, law and everyday life. According to Shvydkoi, this is a call to preserve national culture, and now in many countries for example the Czech Republic they are remembering that they are a Slavic people in order not to dissolve into European culture. Shvydkoi said that it was important to preserve the many colors of Russian culture.

Shvydkoi said the second problem is the rupture in the root of primary culture. 'A generation of artists grew up who did not walk barefoot in the grass in childhood,' he said. Shvydkoi said that it was necessary to return to a full-fledged artistic education in school. Moreover, he warned that culture could go along a commercial path because the market pressures on culture are very strong and culture has had to learn to earn money.

Shvydkoi also said that a large break exists in the financing of culture in Russia. Although the average sum spent on culture per person in Russia is USD 10 per month, some regions spend USD 67 on average while other regions spend less than USD 1. Shvydkoi said the only way to close the break was through special programs.

Comments
Moving inexorably towards war
Russians lose faith in their future, get ready for worse
Sanctions do not stop foreign countries from buying Russia's S-400 systems
Sanctions do not stop foreign countries from buying Russia's S-400 systems
Russians lose faith in their future, get ready for worse
Russians lose faith in their future, get ready for worse
Putin dislikes the idea of US army bases coming to Kuril Islands
NATO to build prestrike staging base in Georgia
NATO to build prestrike staging base in Georgia
The difference between Polish and Ukrainian nationalism is plain to see
Sanctions do not stop foreign countries from buying Russia's S-400 systems
Sanctions do not stop foreign countries from buying Russia's S-400 systems
Russia rips its economy apart with help from the West
Hillary in 2020?
NATO to build prestrike staging base in Georgia
Russia close to recognising Donetsk and Luhansk republics after Donbass elections
World honours bravery and courage of Russian pilot who killed himself in Syria
USA plays to pretend a mighty dragon that can no longer breathe fire
Russia unveils nuclear-powered interstellar spaceship
USA plays to pretend a mighty dragon that can no longer breathe fire
USA plays to pretend a mighty dragon that can no longer breathe fire