Rosneft wanted to be engaged in the project, but in a row was given to Stroygazmontazh by Arkady Rotenberg, which displeased the management of the oil company, the source said. So far, the fund has concluded contracts for the construction of centers in Vladivostok, Kaliningrad and Sevastopol. This was confirmed by the representative of Stroygazmontazh. According to a BBC source, the center in Kemerovo will also be built by the Rotenberg structure.
Putin’s centers are in fact an informal part of the Kultura national project, for which 113 billion rubles have been allocated, the BBC writes. Putin, Golodets, and the Minister of Culture of Medina attributed the cultural complexes to the national project, but they do not appear in his passport.
Problems. Deputy Prime Minister Golodets "believes very much" in the idea. If she gets tired, everything will collapse, billions will be thrown away, says a BBC source close to the Kremlin.
The system of financing projects is not fully defined. The operation of the centers is estimated at 12–14 billion rubles a year, which already requires money from the federal and regional budgets. If the content and content of the centers are transferred to regional authorities, they will have to cut funding for local cultural institutions, says the BBC interviewer.
The museum community has a negative attitude to the idea because of the non-transparent process of creating centers, State Duma deputy Alexander Sholokhov, a member of the committee on culture and president of the International Council of Museums in Russia, said. “Museum workers have concerns due to the fact that there is no understanding of what it will be. It is clear that it will be something big, but what? They conclude that local museums will lose attendance and profitability, ”he noted.