The head of the Hermitage declared that the Russian public was not ready for erotic exhibitions. According to Mikhail Piotrovsky, the museum keeps exhibits from the collection of Russian emperors, including on such topics, but does not plan to show them.
“If you exhibit this in the Hermitage now, there will be letters to the prosecutor’s office and scandals that we insult, and most importantly, there will be an unhealthy excitement that will turn erotica into pornography. This depends on how the public perceives it, ”said the head of the Hermitage at the New Knowledge marathon. He noted that “there are things that must wait for the moment.” Moscow speaking