Writers of Siberia cannot receive bonusAssociation of writers of Siberia and the device of the plenipotentiary of the president in the Siberian federal district could not agree about the one who should finance a literary award of a name of Victor Astafeva. At session of executive committee of the literary association, taken place in the end of the past week, writers have come to a conclusion that district structures should solve this problem. Such conclusion for plenipotentiary representation became unexpected. The decision on creation of Association of writers of Siberia was accepted on November, 28th last year at 4th congress of writers of region. Then writers have decided to found the special award of a name of Victor Astafeva to mark the best prose writers of region. The initiative has been supported by plenipotentiary Leonid Drachevsky and Inter-regional association “ the Siberian agreement “ (WEIGHTS). However position about the award is not accepted till now, as became a point of issue of executive committee of the literary organisation.
As one of its co-chairmen, the director of magazine " has declared at executive committee session; the Siberian fires “ Vladimir Berjazev, at writers of money is not present, and, means, to encourage the best by a trade owe the authorities: “ I was not engaged in it, because have been absolutely assured that the Siberian federal district and WEIGHTS, as initiators " is engaged in it;. These words have fairly surprised the deputy chief of department present at session on work with public organisations of the device of plenipotentiary Joseph Rokhlin. It has reminded that last year writers have decided to award the award. As he said, the device of the plenipotentiary is ready to render only the organizational help, but to develop all necessary documents and to define financing sources writers should.
after these words the head “ the Siberian fires “ has grown dark and has sadly noticed that, in his opinion, the association of the Siberian writers in general is incapacitated. The situation was discharged the head of the press-service of WEIGHTS by Raisa Zhmodik. She has suggested to make a pause in problem discussion definitively to be defined with position about the award of a name of Astafeva, to accept which it is necessary nevertheless to writers. Madam Zhmodik has estimated the general expenses for awarding of talented authors in 250 thousand rbl. For search of means it has suggested to address to heads of regions: “ Letters to governors we will send, that they have allocated money from own budget, or have found in territory of sponsors which will finance this award “. The gathered writers have agreed with such statement, but also scepticism concerning the possible answer of governors did not hide. “ if we on its own behalf send letters they even will be considered by nobody “ - Vladimir Berjazev has assumed. And there and then with hope has addressed to the representative of the device of the plenipotentiary to mister Rokhlin: “ whether Leonid Vadimovich Is ready to sign? “. The district official has fairly answered that does not know.
however even if regional leaders also will agree to give money there will be it not earlier, than in 2004. Territorial budgets current year for a long time are accepted, and hardly to them begin to make changes.
ANDREY of COUSINS