Drafting of the Ukrainian Ministry of culture's "white list" of Russian artists seems at least strange, working in the field of culture, the Ministry has no right to be guided politically partisan motives, said 1st Deputy Minister of culture Vladimir Aristarkhov.
The Ministry of culture of Ukraine on Thursday was informed that was created as a token of gratitude "white list" of foreign cultural figures who, according to him, speaking in support of Kiev, the list included Andrey Makarevich, Yuri Shevchuk, Zemfira, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jared Leto, George Clooney and Milla Jovovich. First of Ukraine has banned the entry of a number of cultural figures, including Kobzon, Ivan Okhlobystin and Mikhail Zadornov.
"a similar list seems at least strange, because arts and culture are not divided into black and white. The Ministry, working in the field of culture, has no right to be guided politically partisan motives, " said Arseny, quoted in the press service of the Ministry of culture.
He drew attention that " we are all cultural workers "." everyone has their opinion, which may or may not agree, but to divide by "black" and "white" lists - enemies and friends - unproductive, " he finished 1st Deputy Minister.