The Prime Minister of the Russian Federation, President Elect Vladimir Putin instructed the Ministry of Culture, along with a group of experts to develop a new vision for the museum sector of the country. He was speaking at a meeting with representatives of the museum community.
One of the prime objectives described by the Mr. Putin is the more active use of public-private partnerships. In his opinion, it is necessary to think of a way to maintain the interest of business in working for the preservation of national culture and a common historical memory.
According to Mr. Putin, the first steps have already been made, in particular, to the tax code which as of January allows expenditure for charitable purposes to be tax deductible.