“Russia is a country of theatre”

Mikhail Shvydkoy, Head, Federal Agency for Culture and Cinematography

1948 - Born in Kyrgyzstan
1971 - Graduates, State Academy of Theatre Arts, GITIS, Moscow
1973 - Secretary, editorial assistant and editor, Theatre Magazine
1991 - CEO, Kultura Publishing House, Moscow
1993 - Deputy Minister of culture, Russian Federation
1997 - Chief Editor, Kultura Television Channel, Moscow
1997 - President, All-Russian Television and Radio Company
2000 - Culture Minister, Russian Federation
2004 - Head, Federal Agency for Culture and Cinematography

Every year, theatre is internationally celebrated through something called World Theatre Day. But some doubt that  contemporary Russian theatre has something to celebrate. or - does it? We'll discuss with the Head of the Federal Agency for Culture and Cinematography - Minister Mikhail Shvydkoy.