Alexey Gordeev. Photo by Larisa Karpysina.
Yesterday The Union of Theatre Workers of the Russian Federation decided to award honorary «Golden Mask» special prizes. Among the winners - governor of Voronezh region Alexey Gordeev, who was awarded with such a prize for the «support of theatrical art in Russia».
The active work of Alexey Gordeev, who’s also the Chairman of the International Platonov Festival Board of Trustees, aimed at supporting and developing culture and art in Voronezh, is noticed not only in our region, but also far beyond its borders. Regarding the support of theatre art – much has been done already – on the initiative of Alexey Gordeev the historic building of Voronezh Drama Theatre named after A. Koltsov was restored and the new one for the Chamber Theatre was built. In plans – preparation for the Opera House renovation and other cultural projects.
The fact that Voronezh will be presented at the main theatre festival of Russia, we learned back in November - Mikhail Bychkov and his production «City Day» got «Golden Mask» nominations. The latest news on awarding the person, who has already done so much for Voronezh theatrical life, is also a very significant event.
Platonov Festival team sincerely congratulate Alexey Gordeev with this prestigious award!