Russia doesn't understand why Kiev still continues operation in Donbass — LavrovRussian Politics & Diplomacy December 02, 22:59
Russian field engineers take off for Syria to take part in Aleppo demining operationMilitary & Defense December 02, 21:24
Putin praises Hermitage Museum for its efforts in restoring PalmyraSociety & Culture December 02, 21:03
Lavrov says 'Crimea is not a problem, it is a part of Russia'Russian Politics & Diplomacy December 02, 20:42
Russian top diplomat says Syria cannot repeat Libya’s fateRussian Politics & Diplomacy December 02, 19:53
Key facts about the '90s price liberalization in RussiaBusiness & Economy December 02, 19:46
Russia's antimonopoly watchdog: Google will not 'get off with fines'Business & Economy December 02, 19:32
Lavrov wonders why UN is not using Castello Road to deliver humanitarian aid to AleppoRussian Politics & Diplomacy December 02, 19:24
Top diplomat calls to motivate Libyan parties towards mutually acceptable agreementsRussian Politics & Diplomacy December 02, 19:02
MOSCOW, July 9 (Itar-Tass) - Anatoly Iksanov, who had been Director of the world famous Bolshoi theater, has resigned, Russian Culture Minister Vladimir Medinsky declared at a meeting with the company of the Bolshoi theater on Tuesday.
"Iksanov sacrificed 13 years of his life and health for the sake of Bolshoi, but human strength even of the top professionals is not inexhaustible," the minister said. Iksanov's resignation was to a certain extent a result of a problematic situation which developed at the theater, the minister admitted.
Iksanov was transferred to the Culture Ministry. He will be an adviser on the affairs of theater, the minister said.
Vladimir Urin, who had earlier headed the Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Moscow music theater, has been appointed Bolshoi Director. Urin told his colleagues that a decision to accept the head post at the Bolshoi theater was not an easy one. "It is a huge load of responsibility", he said.
At first, Urin rejected the culture minister' proposal to become Bolshoi director. He had long been thinking over the proposal before he finally agreed, Urin said.
Anatoly Iksanov promised him all possible assistance, Urin added. It is possible to go ahead only together with the theater collective, Urin said. "I am planning no revolutions," he stressed.
"I thank Bolshoi," Anatoly Iksanov said in a most laconic statement before he left. The departure of the ex-Bolshoi director was accompanied by a storm of applause.