Internet guide to St. Petersburg, the cultural capital of Russia Internet Explorer: add to favorites 
St. Petersburg guide / Home page
 News | Events | Playbill | City | Tourism | Accommodation | Business
 Culture | Dine & Wine | Nightlife | Family | Health & Sports | Excursions
Services | Shopping | Classifieds | Forums | Map | Weather | Articles

Personal live guide to PetersburgOnline excursionsOnline Map of St. Petersburg
 in St.Petersburg: December 12, 2017; 4:06pm (GMT+4). Search:
 City news St.Petersburg city news 
Warning: current() expects parameter 1 to be array, null given in /home/webs/city.air.spb.ru/system/advert.robo on line 24
News at PetersburgCity.com
City news
Business news
Culture news

Hot topics
Visa Support
“Stars of the White
Nights” Festival

“Day of the City”
program


Popular search words this week

Warning: current() expects parameter 1 to be array, null given in /home/webs/city.air.spb.ru/system/advert.robo on line 24
City news
Hermitage director turns down seat in Russian parliament
01.27.2012 23:55

Piotrovsky

Piotrovsky says he must focus on 250th anniversary of the museum
Mikhail Piotrovsky, the director of the State Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg, has turned down a seat in the State Duma, or lower house of parliament, representing Vladimir Putin’s United Russia party.
Piotrovsky was listed at number two in a group of public figures topping United Russia’s St Petersburg election list. The party regularly nominates celebrities such as athletes and actors with no formal political connections, although many who are elected subsequently turn down their seats.
Despite widespread dissatisfaction with the integrity of the Russian election in December, Piotrovsky said the decision was not political. “Preparations for the 250th anniversary of the Hermitage and work in the State Duma are things that cannot be combined,” he is reported to have told reporters at a news conference, adding that museum staff had petitioned him not to take the seat.
In 2014, the Hermitage celebrates the 250th anniversary of its founding by Catherine the Great.

News source: theartnewspaper.com
Print this news


City news archive for 27 January' 2012.
City news archive for January' 2012.
City news archive for 2012 year.
Culture news archive
January' 2012
SuMoTuWeThFrSa
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
293031    
       
Archive for 2012 year


 News | Events | Playbill | City | Tourism | Accommodation | Business
 Culture | Dine & Wine | Nightlife | Family | Health & Sports | Excursions
Services | Shopping | Classifieds | Forums | Map | Weather | Articles

Site Map | Search | Help/feedback | About | Advertise with us

Contacts: info@petersburgcity.com

(c) 2001-2016 "Information Resources" Agency