Mariinsky charity is shut downNews
The Observer reports that the Anglo-Russian Opera and Ballet Trust, founded by Valery Gergiev in 1992 and with Prince Charles as patron since 1999, has been summarily shut down without explanation.
The website has gone blank.
According to its stated purpose, the Anglo-Russian Opera and Ballet Trust engaged in ‘practical assistance for the Mariinsky theatre’s work in Russia with active promotion of its most innovative programming in the UK.’
Gergiev has been banned in most western countries for his role as Putin’s propagandist.