“We have priority objectives.” Mayor of Anapa refuses to pay more than $9.7 thousand out of budget for Volochkova’s performance

“We have priority objectives.” Mayor of Anapa refuses to pay more than $9.7 thousand out of budget for Volochkova’s performance
Anastasia Volochkova

The prima ballerina had been invited to the city for the opening of the resort season.

Head of Anapa Yury Polyakov has stated he would not pay 639 thousand rubles ($9.7 thousand) out of the budget for Anastasia Volochkova’s performance. The prima ballerina had been invited to the city for the opening of the resort season on June 8.

“We have priority objectives in the field of culture where the funds are most needed. In case businessmen want to make this present to the citizens of Anapa and vacationers, we will have no objection. But it’s unacceptable that the budget money be spent on it,” the city administration’s web site quotes the mayor as saying.

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Head of Anapa Yury Polyakov

The ballerina’s representative stated they would not hold it against the city’s authorities regarding the cancellation of the performance.

“It didn’t work out in this city. It will in another,” Natalia Rakitskaya said.

Nevertheless, the holiday in Anapa will feature other artists, as a famous singer Stas Kostyushkin, for instance, has not been cut off.

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