The open and fair competition for the position of the director of the Moscow Film Museum might be a right solution that will bring the conflict to its end, said Yevgeny Grigoriev.
Yevgeny Grigoriev, the President of the Russian Documentary and Television Guild, expresses his concerns over the situation with the Moscow Film Museum:
“The Documentary and Television Guild can’t ignore the fact that as a result of the conflict between the Administration and the employees of the Museum, the research staff have collectively resigned from their jobs. The Moscow Film Museum has a long and difficult history: even when the Museum didn’t have its own building, the staff kept collecting and saving historical materials. In our opinion, the Ministry of Culture has to intervene in the conflict and do everything to save the Museum. The open and fair competition for the position of the director of the Moscow Film Museum might be a right solution that will bring the conflict to its end.”
In the end of October 2014 the entire staff of the Moscow Film Museum including Naum Kleiman, the president and founder of the Museum, resigned from their positions. They explained their decision in the open letter to the Ministry of Culture which was published on the Ministry website. In the letter the staff said that they resigned in the protest against a new director Larissa Solonitsyna because they found her professionally incompetent.
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