The government decided to meet the intention of the Director Nikita Mikhalkov to withdraw from the Board of Trustees of the Federal Foundation for social and economic support of domestic cinematography. The decree was signed by Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, the document published on the government website.
August 23 at a meeting of the culture in SKOLKOVO Nikita Mikhalkov, announced his exit from the Board of Trustees of Fund of cinema, rebelled by entering into its composition press-Secretary Dmitry Medvedev Natalia Timakova. “When it comes to the Council of a person of the opposite views to you, forgive me for the word “ideological” is one thing. When it comes to people in authority and capabilities. I have no reason to doubt that Ms. Timakova versed in film, and certainly understands. But I have reason to believe that this is completely the opposite of my point of view on the events, which is incompatible with my view of what is good, what is bad”, said Mikhalkov. Mikhalkov also expressed confidence that “the right of the phone and covert politics will be in the Fund to solve the issues.”
On 25 September the Executive Director of the cinema Fund Andrei Malyshev said that does not understand the causes of Mikhalkov’s exit from the Board of Trustees of the organization and for sure replace the Director there.