The Yeltsin center responded to the criticism Mikhalkov


Director Nikita Mikhalkov, who accused “the Presidential center of Boris Yeltsin” (the Yeltsin center) in the destruction of the national identity of the children, he never visited. About it RIA Novosti on Friday, December 9, said the representative of the institution Elena Volkova.

“This kind of criticism fit for the famous tradition: “I have not read Pasternak, but I condemn”” she said. According to Volkova, the celebrity, who had been in the Yeltsin center, are fundamentally different assessments of his work.

An employee of the institution stressed that the centre’s activities is fully consistent with the statutory objectives and the Russian legislation.

Earlier, on 9 December Mikhalkov criticized the activities of the Yeltsin centre. According to him, the institution daily destroys national identity of hundreds of children because it gives a biased estimate of the history of Russia.

“The presidential center of Boris Yeltsin” was opened in Yekaterinburg in November 2015. It was conceived as a socio-political organization that promotes the rule of law, the study and development of Institute of presidency in Russia. It is a Museum, library, archive, educational and children’s centres, and exhibition halls.

The first President of Russia Boris Yeltsin led the country in 1991. Five years later he was re-elected for a second term. On 31 December 1999 Yeltsin announced his resignation and handed over the post to Vladimir Putin who was at that time Prime Minister of the country.