The Russian cultural figures appealed to the international cultural community

the Circulation figures of Russian culture to the world cultural community

Dear friends and colleagues!

We appeal to you in a very difficult time in modern history, who is experienced in all without exception countries of the world.

no matter How evolved pandemic COVID-19, it will still run. But it is now important our solidarity. In such difficult moments it is necessary to renounce all that separates us, and to think about what we can all do together to preserve the common cultural space in which we lived until now, and, sure, we live in the future. It is very important not to destroy the civilizational foundations, which are one of the main values of humanity. Human life and culture are largely synonymous.

Photo: Alexander Demyanchuk/TASS Cultural life moved to the online

it was impossible to forget, including during the economic crisis. It cannot be overcome at the expense of the interests of the cultural community.

Closed museums, theatres, concert halls and cinema. Depopulated architectural ensembles and parks, which have recently attracted millions of visitors. Indefinitely postponed international festivals, conferences, exhibitions, paused, shooting and rehearsals. Culture and art went online. This forced withdrawal into virtual reality helps our fellow citizens to survive the quarantine and isolation. However, the audience and the artists dream to return to their normal lives.

In an extraordinarily difficult situation cultural figures of Austria, Germany, Italy, Spain, Iran, China, USA, France and many other countries. We experience their problems as urgent as they are, as museums, theaters, concertie halls, film studios, all the cultural institutions of the world have long been are a single family. Each of us has his connections with colleagues around the world, many interesting joint projects, which will no doubt be implemented for the benefit of all mankind.

Photo: Sergey Mikheev/RG In Russian museums discussed the ways to survive in a pandemic

Dear friends and colleagues, we appeal to all of you, to the leadership of UNESCO, national ministries and agencies responsible for the preservation and development of culture, to hold in June 2020 virtual international marathon in support of the foundations of the international community and the fundamental values of culture. Its content we are ready to discuss with you in the coming weeks. We will call for the organization of the marathon of Russian and foreign corporations operating in the field of media communications. I hope for your support and cooperation.

Sincerely Yours,

action group:

Yuri Bashmet, Elena Gagarin, Vladimir Gusev, Lev Dodin, Andrei Konchalovsky, Teodor Currentzis, Marina Loshak, Olga Lyubimova, Denis Matsuev, Mikhail Piotrovsky, Vladimir Spivakov, Zelfira Tregulova, Vladimir urin, Mikhail Shvydkoy, Sergey Shumakov