Uralski federalni univerzitet „B. N. Jeljcin“, Jekaterinburg, Rusija.
SAVREMENI KULTURNI MEGAPROJEKTI U POLITICI: NA MATERIJALU JELJCIN-CENTRA U JEKATERINBURGU (RUSIJA)
In this article we are examining the necessity and characteristics of modern cultural projects in connection with the politics as the management of culture. We analyze the experience of creating a unique project “Boris Yeltsin Presidential Center” (“Yeltsin - Center”) in Yekaterinburg (Ural region capital of Russia on the border of Europe and Asia) as a complex and controversial mega-project in the world of cultural politics of the first decades of the XXI century. Boris Yeltsin (01.02.1931 - 23.04.2007) was the first President of Russia (1991 - 1999) who created a kind of phenomenon of the “Yeltsin era”, which now affects the current policy of his associates and successors.The newly created Yekaterinburg grand multipurpose cultural-political complex (comprising, as a fundamental principle of “Yeltsin Museum”) is the largest in Russia and truly tries to express the spirit and image of this era.