Artistic Director of the Moscow theater «Gogol-center» Kirill Serebrennikov considers absurd the accusations against him of fraud in especially large size. This was stated by the government lawyer Dmitry Kharitonov after the interrogation of his client in the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation, reports «Interfax».
According to the Director, who gave Kharitonov, the project «Platform» was the money that was allocated by the state.
The lawyer said that the government was lucky in a pretrial detention centre of Moscow «Matrosskaya Tishina».
The measure of restraint for him Basmanny court of Moscow will be chosen at noon on August 23.
Main Department for investigation of particularly important cases of the Investigative Committee of Russia detained Serebrennikov today. He is accused of organizing the theft of at least 68 million rubles (about $1,15 million) allocated in 2011-2014 for the project «Platform».
According to sources TASS, the consequence can address in court with the requirement to take the Director into custody or under house arrest.
In 2011, based on his own acting and directing course at the Studio school of the Moscow art theatre pieces of silver, created the theatre group «the Seventh Studio». As reported by «Novaya Gazeta», in March 2011, after a meeting Serebrennikov with Russian President Vladimir Putin, «the Seventh Studio» was instructed to implement educational program in the field of contemporary art «Platform».
In may 2017 in Sledkom of the Russian Federation said that the leadership of the «Seventh Studio» is suspected in the theft of about 200 million rubles ($3.5 million) in the period from 2011 to 2014. The apartment Serebrennikov was raided. The Director then stated that he was «shocked and perplexed».
Later detained the former General Director «the Seventh Studio» Yuri itina and former chief accountant Nina Masleeva. Presnensky court of Moscow has sent itina under house arrest, and Maslyaeva was taken into custody.
Serebrennikov considers allegations of fraud is absurd – lawyer 22.08.2017