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"Work like serfs": Prigogine evaluated the position of artists

Producer Joseph Prigogine commented on his statement that artists were in a difficult position in connection with cancellation of performances, noting that the creative intelligentsia is entitled to support from the state, like any other profession, writes the edition "Sobesednik".

The producer said that the Russian artists, unlike colleagues abroad, making participation in festivals and television broadcasts, "working like serfs". For example, he led singing festivals, where the jury often sit famous artists. According to him, they don't get paid for it.

The producer gave me a way to change the situation for the better for artists.

Prigogine also noted that the media had reports that some representatives of show business reacted critically to his words on the situation of artists during a pandemic, but in dealing with him, they denied what was said.

Recently, because of the words of Prigogine that popular artists troubled in connection with the cancellation of performances, the conflict broke out with musician Sergei Shnurov. Also about the plight and told the showman Sergey Glushko, known under the name of Tarzan. He said that artists do not get a penny, unlike the "grandparents".