Russian minister may have intervened over postponed Bolshoi ballet

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Source says culture minister Vladimir Medinsky had concerns show about Rudolf Nureyev’s life may have violated law on ‘homosexual propaganda’

Russia’s culture minister may have intervened to prompt the Bolshoi theatre to postpone a much-awaited ballet premiere about the life of dancer Rudolf Nureyev, a Russian news agency has reported.

The TASS agency cited a source close to the culture ministry saying the minister, Vladimir Medinsky, had concerns that the production violated a controversial Russian law that bans “the propaganda of homosexuality to minors”.

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