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Artists stood up for Luzhkov ..
Dmitry Medvedev sent a letter of cultural figures in support of the mayor of Moscow ..
On Monday, media reported that a number of artists whose names appear among the signatories to the letter in support of the mayor, were not aware of this event and denied any involvement.
The Department of Culture confirmed the existence of the letter, adding that the initiative came from cultural figures. Their signatures to confirm, among other Shirvindt Alexander, Alexander Kalyagin, Armen Dzhigarkhanyan and Galina Vishnevskaya.
At the same time leading actress of the Maly Theatre Elina Bystritskaya noted that the capital's mayor criticized the lack of objectivity.
В«It is impossible to judge a person based only on the negative, you need to talk about the positive that has made man" - said Bystritskaya.
The same position was taken and the director of the Academic Musical Theatre. Stanislavsky and Vl. Nemirovich-Danchenko, Vladimir Urin. "I abhorrent campaign of this kind, not because there are no problems, it is natural in such a metropolis, but not all smeared with black paint, I have signed this letter because I know how much the mayor of Moscow has done for culture, for the theater, and specifically for my theater" - he said.