The cost of the Dnieper on holidays and festivals at the mayor Filatov has increased dramatically.

In the river on holidays spent millions of budget funds, and to mass actions stamp “Souvenirs” with the name of the mayor Filatov. About it reports “RBC-Ukraine” with reference to the investigation Depo.ua.

According to “RBC-Ukraine”, the author of the material estimate that is the most expensive to the city budget of the Dnieper in 2017, the cost of such holidays as the Day of the city – 3.6 million UAH. and Independence Day – 3.8 million UAH. Other holidays cost less: March 8 – 1,95 million UAH. “Oil” – 1,3 million UAH. Youth day – 1.3 million UAH. Family day – 950 thousand UAH. Thanksgiving – 370 thousand UAH. and the Constitution Day of Ukraine – 264 thousand.

“However, except holidays, the municipality has supported and a bunch of other cultural events, particularly festivals. And expenses Filatov didn’t seem himself refused. That, in fact, is not surprising because the mayor did not forget them to remind myself. The most expensive out of the international jazz festival “jazz on Dnepr”, which is very close to the Independence Day – in the event the city has spent about 3.79 million. The art project “Night Pier” at a cost of 2.2 million. “The Dnieper-the city of artists” – 1.98 million UAH. International festival of puppet theatres “Dniproplast” 1.4 million UAH. and the international festival of bloggers 897 thousand UAH. Another was the international festival of author’s song named Galic “Cloud” over 886 thousand. and “Samar-Dnepr fest” for 879 thousand UAH. “European music forum” – 700 thousand UAH. and the making of the audiovisual work “the seasons” – 750 thousand UAH. and also – twice – the project “people’s Philharmonic” for 1.4 million. and 3.8 million UAH. Almost invisible in financial terms, was the event “Midsummer Intersections -2017″ to 121 thousand UAH. and it’s not the whole list,” – said the author of the article “RBC-Ukraine”.

As reported by “RBK-Ukraine”, the article also estimated that since the start of 2017 in the river municipal enterprise “Organizational-analytical Department of” municipal enterprise “Ethnographic parks Dnepr” and the Department of humanitarian policy of the city Council of the Dnieper were signed 20 contracts on carrying out of holidays for a total amount of 29.6 million USD.

“RBC” with reference to the author of the article also write that tenders for entertainment in the river consistently wins small pool of firms. “For example, private enterprise “Creative Agency “Workshop events” won four of the tender from the Department of humanitarian policy of the city Council for a total amount of 5.4 million USD. Two tenders of the municipal enterprise “parks Ethnographic Dnepr” won PE “Bartenev Marina Nikolaevna” for a total sum of one million hryvnias”.

The author of the material indicates that in the marathon of holidays and festivals it also focuses on the personal PR of the mayor of the Dnieper Boris Filatov. At public events you can see the “nominal” advertising banners and Souvenirs with the words “Your Boris Filatov.”

“Nominal” program the mayor’s “Cultural capital” is being successfully implemented, and the money it allocated punctually. However, everyday life of the city streets which is not always possible to find litter bins, hardly cultural. And other expenditures the money can be released so late, when they are no longer needed”, – quotes the author of “RBC – Ukraine”.