The headquarters of Alexei Navalny in Kazan demanded the resignation of the regional Minister of culture Irada Autoway, which arranged his daughter’s wedding in the state Gallery of modern art (the Pushkin Museum of RT). As reported in the blog of staff, the celebration took place on 2 February. Instagram of the Museum it was reported that on this day it was closed “for technical reasons”.
Activists found the videos from the wedding geotags in social networks, confirming that the festival was held in the gallery. Guests sat under the paintings. The wedding was attended by several honored artists of Tatarstan: Alina Sharipjanov, Aydar Suleymanov and Karina Ziganshina.
In the headquarters of the Bulk I have no doubt that the Museum suffered losses due to the closure. In addition, it is not a private institution and the state, that is maintained for taxes. In 2018, the gallery was opened after an extensive renovation, which cost the budget of 343 million rubles. Turning to the gallery, the activists received confirmation that its premises cannot be rented for a private event.
“There is a suspicion that the official abused his authority and position for personal purposes – and this is corruption”, – noted in the headquarters of the Bulk, calling Ayupova and Director of the Pushkin Museum Rosalia Nurgaleeva to resign.
The Minister of culture of Tatarstan in the comments “Open media” said that it has not violated the law by organizing his daughter’s wedding in the state room of the gallery, adding that she has a document to prove it. While Ayupova refused to explain why the celebration took place in the Museum.
In 2017, widely known in connection with a chic wedding of the daughter got Kuban judge Elena Khakhaleva. The scandal broke after the ceremony, said the lawyer Sergei Zhorin, calling it “a slap in the face”. At the wedding were artists Iosif Kobzon, Valery Meladze, Vera Brezhnev, Nikolay Baskov, and the newlyweds gave luxury car Bentley.
According to the documents, the wedding was paid for by the ex-husband of judge businessman Robert Hachalav, holiday cost “only” 4.5 million rubles, not $ 2 million, said observers. The media wrote that the Kuban businessmen and agricultural producers Hahaleva suspect in connection with a gang Tsapkov and the weaning of land from farmers near the village of Kushchevskaya. It was reported that links with the criminal authorities was seen and the judge herself. In 2018, she resigned as Chairman of the Board on administrative cases, Krasnodar regional court, but remained a Federal judge.