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Russian opera chief is declared bankrupt

July 31, 2016 by norman lebrecht

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Vladimir Kehman, controversial and ambitious head of the Mikhailovsky Theatre in St Petersburg and later of the opera house in Novosibirsk, has been declared personally bankrupt by a St Petersburg court.

The ruling will remove him from all public offices by the end of the year.

Read more here (in Russian).

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Comments (2)

  1. Theodore McGuiver says:

    Isn’t this the one who paid everyone via a banana company in the Dominican Republic?

    1. Max Grimm says:

      It appears so. According to the linked article, the reason for his bankruptcy is his accumulation of unpaid debt in excess of 9 billion rubles (~ £102.7 million) for which he had personally vouched in his role as chairman of the board of the JFC Group, a once major importer of fruit (now also bankrupt).
      More reading on the matter:
      http://rapsinews.com/news/20150403/273484481.html


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