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Decree of December 9, 2020 No. 2045, order of December 9, 2020 No. 3260-r.


Decree of December 9, 2020 No. 2045

Order of December 9, 2020 No. 3260-r

From 2020 to 2025 for the reconstruction and restoration of the main building of the St. N.A. Rimsky-Korsakov will be allocated more than 13.6 billion rubles. This resolution was signed by the Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin.

Of these, as previously reported, more than 3.1 billion rubles will be sent in 2020. Then another 6 billion rubles will be received in 2024 and more than 4.5 billion rubles – in 2025.

In previous years, more than 1.8 billion rubles had already been allocated for the reconstruction of the conservatory. Thus, the total amount of federal funding will be more than 15.5 billion rubles.

The same decree established that the functions of the state customer of the facility will be performed by the North-West Directorate for the construction of cultural facilities of the Ministry of Construction.

In addition, by a separate order, the conservatory was included in the list of capital construction projects in respect of which state contracts can be concluded with future turnkey contractors. Under such a contract, all work, from design to commissioning of the facility, is carried out by the same organization. This helps to reduce the risk of design errors and shorten turnaround times.

Due to unscrupulous contractors, the reconstruction of the St. Petersburg Conservatory has been going on for over six years. The historic building is covered with scaffolding, while students and teachers study in other rooms. President of Russia Vladimir Putin drew attention to this problem in September 2020 during a meeting with senators and instructed the Government to bring this issue to an end.

The St. Petersburg State Conservatory is one of the most famous music universities in the world and the first higher educational institution of professional music education in Russia. The Conservatory was founded in 1862 on the initiative of the pianist, composer and conductor Anton Rubinstein. Outstanding graduates include Pyotr Tchaikovsky, Dmitry Shostakovich, Sergei Prokofiev, Georgy Sviridov, Evgeny Mravinsky, Yuri Temirkanov, Valery Gergiev.

Today, more than 1000 instrumental musicians, conductors of a symphony orchestra and academic choir, vocalists, composers, musicologists, directors of musical theater, ballet masters study at 6 faculties and 29 departments.

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