Rurua answered Britons on the situation with Sturua
Georgian Minister of Culture and Monument Protection Nikoloz Rurua sent an open letter to British actors in connection with the dismissal of famous Georgian director Robert Sturua. As reporetd by the "GHN", among the recipients of the letter there are the actors Vanessa Redgrave, Alan Rickman and Thelma Holts.
"I agree with the British actor that Robert Sturua has made an important contribution to the development of Georgian and world art, but they are not aware of recent speeches of Sturua. In various interviews, he made insulting criticism of the ethnic minorities and said that he does not want his country's president to be a representative of an ethnic minority (especially Armenians)" - wrote Rurua in his letter.
Such statement is dangerous provocation in a multiethnic Georgia, further argues the Georgian minister in his letter. "We have the freedom of expressions in Georgia, however, it is unacceptable when a public figure makes such statements full of xenophobia" - he said in the letter.
Recall, after the dismissal of Robert Sturua, British actors have published a letter in support of a famous director in which they said that they had been shocked by the decision taken by the Minister of Culture of Georgia.
In mid-August this year, Culture Minister Nikoloz Rurua signed the order to vacate the Georgian director Robert Sturua from the position of artistic director of the Rustaveli Theatre in Tbilisi.
Prior to that, about a month ago, Robert Sturua made a statement that the Georgian people should abandon the current leadership of Georgia: "The Georgian people should give up this leadership as the Germans have given up Hitler. Georgians should repent of their sins. The church should take the management, only then the country will be saved. If you deify Satan then you should always wait for something bad.