Director Serebrennikov held as a witness in the embezzlement case
Moscow. May 23. INTERFAX.RU Artistic Director of “Gogol-center” Kirill Serebrennikov, is a witness in the case of the million-waste of money theatre, which on Tuesday conducted searches, reported “Interfax” informed source.
“Pieces of silver involved as a witness”, — said the Agency interlocutor.
For his part, the representative of human rights organization “Russia Sitting”, the defender Serebrennikov Alexey Fedorov told “Interfax” that the artistic Director has no status as neither a suspect nor a defendant. Federov confirmed the fact of carrying out a search in the apartment Serebrennikov.
“Interfax” does not yet have confirmation of this information from representatives of law enforcement agencies and the government.
Earlier Tuesday, a source told the news Agency that investigators conducted searches in the Moscow apartment and to the work of Serebrennikova within the brought in 2015 the criminal case under article 160 of the Russian Criminal code (embezzlement) against unidentified officials of the Department of culture of Moscow.
“According to preliminary data, it is about embezzlement of millions of dollars, and the amount of damage on the episode relating to the “Gogol-center” is estimated at 35 million dollars,” the source said.