Convict arranges a performance for the prison staff

Unusual show took place yesterday in St Petersburg. It was arranged by a businessman, being kept at a house of detention at St Petersburg. The most famous Russian actors and singers took place in the performance. The concert was dated for the Russian Army Day (so-called “The Day of the Defender of the Fatherland”), which is being annually celebrated in Russia February, 23. Well-known St Petersburg businessman, Michael Mirilashvili, who is being kept in the house of detention now, proceeded to arrangement of the show a month ago. He obtained the consent of the prison administration for it. Then, with a help of one of State Duma deputies, he contacted the actors and invited them to perform for the prison staff. He did not forget about his companions in distress either. Though they were not admitted to the concert, they could listen to it by the local radio. The actors even performed a few requests of the convicts. In short, the show was a success. The members of the prison staff were glad because, as opposed to Mirilashvili, they do not have enough money for such a performance. The convicts were glad as well because it broke the monotony of their life.