Russian opera chief is declared bankrupt

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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    • 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).
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