Креативные индустрии ИД


Alexei Lebedev

Average level problem
№2 (29) June 2008

All-Russian History Census
Is religion a part of culture? Now the process of rehabilitation of historical justice continues in the sphere of cultural heritage of Russia. On peculiar properties and facts of “church restitution”.
№4 (27) December 2007

Museum as a System-making Institution (by the example of the Solovki archipelago)
№2 (17) June 2005

What is result in culture?
It is an interesting question. It is hardly possible to measure this result with help of norms and various indicators to what the Ministry of Finance calls upon, and what is ready to listen the head of government cabinet. Russian national culture, as it seems, to this very day it is mostly what we have as a heritage from 19-th century. Samples of civil behaviour, spiritual and philosophic findings, samples of honour, dignity, ethics of human relationship come from there. And all this is a cultural result of the epoch. Was there cultural policy then? I think, no. But there probably was a social order, not governmental but namely social, an order of certain layers of a society, an order to oneself. Today, a Minister of Defence expressed himself about moronity of a nation. So how to act? We should act by means clear to organization men that is to turn all notions into numbers and plan it for years. At that somebody has to describe final result for which government is ready to pay. However, who is this ‘somebody’? Director of a theatre? Head of cultural department?.. The government does not formulate national strategy, apart from ‘to heighten vertical line’… Overcoming perplexity, professional community reflects on this subject. Now the word is given to Alexei Lebedev, the expert of Russian Institute of Cultural Science.
№4 (15) December 2004

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