In his words, the sector does not yet have a Federal Supervision and Control Service. "We shall submit to the government our viewpoint on the need for such service," the minister said.
He noted that this service could deal with the "preservation of cultural values." In particular, it could be placed in charge of the foundations, museums, libraries and archives and tackle the licensing issues. "Now, all these functions are dissolved at the ministry's departments," Sokolov explained.
The minister believes that the new team, which is made up of himself, his deputy and the heads of the three federal agencies, is workable. "We have already achieved some progress with the new team," Sokolov said in conclusion.