In St. Petersburg, a scandal erupted around the exhibition of Evgenia Vasilyeva

Professors and students of the St. Petersburg Academy of Arts named after Ilya Repin asked the rector to remove from the Scientific Research Museum of the Academy all the works of Evgenia Vasilyeva, the former head of the property relations department of the Russian Ministry of Defense, who was convicted of a corruption crime.

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The exhibition “Spring” by Evgenia Vasilyeva, who received the status of an honorary academician of the Russian Academy of Arts in October 2020, is planned to open to viewers on March 17 at the Museum of the Academy of Arts (MAX) in St. Petersburg.

– said the rector of the Academy Semyon Mikhailovsky “Fontanka”. –

guilty of six episodes of large-scale fraud, legalization of illegally obtained funds, as well as abuse of office and sentenced to five years in a general regime colony. In 2015, the court released Vasilyeva on parole.

Since 2014, Vasilieva has been engaged in artistic activities under the pseudonym EVA.