The “Gogol-center” found questionable “Platform”

The “Gogol-center” found questionable “Platform”

The Director Kirill Serebrennikov were searched in the case of embezzlement of 200 million rubles.

On Tuesday, the Investigative Committee of Russia (TFR) came with a search warrant in the Moscow “Gogol-center”. Later, the searches began with the art Director of theatre Director Kirill Serebrennikov, as well as in other places associated with the cultural institution. According to “Kommersant”, we are talking about a half dozen addresses. Investigations are ongoing all day.

As reported by CCJ, the searches are connected with criminal case about the plunders of budgetary funds of ANO “the Seventh Studio”, associated with Cyril Serebrennikov.

In particular, speech can go about the contract for the “innovative project “Platform”” for the Ministry of culture a cost of 210 million rubles.

The staff of the Investigative Committee came to the building of the “Gogol-center” on the street Kazakova on Tuesday morning. According to RBC, they were accompanied by the FSB. Investigators are still in the theater, they are interested in financial documentation and media. Armed men in balaclavas blocked the entrance and would not let go of the actors and staff of “Gogol-center”. Almost simultaneously searches began and the apartment theatre’s artistic Director Kirill Serebrennikov.

Now search at Kirill Serebrennikov completed, and he went for questioning at the Investigative Committee. “We will now work with the investigator to talk. Do not know anything. I’m in shock,” said the Director. Answering the question about how the search took place, he said: “it was All intelligently and sensitively, questions I have”.

As reported by the official representative of the Moscow dome RCDS Julia Ivanova, searches were held in the framework of the criminal case on the fact of theft from 2011 to 2014, 200 million rubles allocated by the state Autonomous non-commercial organization “the Seventh Studio” for the development and promotion of art in Russia.

According to ANO “the Seventh Studio” was in 2011 for “activities in the field of art and entertainment, production of films, videos and television programs.” CEO is Anna., the sole member according to EGRUL Kirill Serebrennikov. Know of at least four contracts, “the Seventh Studio” — one in 2011 and three in 2013.

In 2011, “the Seventh Studio” held “innovative project “Platform”,” received from the Ministry of culture of Russia 10 million rubles In 2013, “Studio” completed the project “Night of Unexpected” in the framework of the Year of Russia-Holland, for 2 million rubles, the customer was the Ministry of culture of the Russian Federation. In the same year, the Studio has rendered “services of organizing entertainment theatrical productions, vocal performances and instrumental ensembles, jazz groups and orchestras” Moscow Museum of modern art. The contract is worth 140 thousand. Also in 2013, ANO over 190 thousand. put “scenery volume,” the customer was the Moscow theatre. Gogol.

According to a government decree published on the website of the Ministry of culture of the Russian Federation, a creative project Platform “was proposed for implementation by a group of artists at the meeting with the President of the Russian Federation”. As stated in the description, “the concept of the Platform project involves the implementation of a package of shares at the crossroads of the four directions of contemporary art — theatre, music, dance and visual art (media art), as well as the formation of a permanent platform for creativity of young artists, educational projects in the field of contemporary art.” The document States that “for its implementation, as well as to further promote the important directions of Russian art was created special organization — Autonomous non-commercial organization for the development and promotion of contemporary art, “the Seventh Studio””.

The project “Platform” had to receive subsidies from the Federal budget in 2012-2014 — 70 million rubles. annually. “Projects in the field of theatrical art” for the year has been allocated 42, “projects in the field of musical art” — 5, “projects in the field of choreographic art” — 10.0 million rubles. “projects in the field of the visual arts” received 9, and “lab projects” — 2,93 mln. According to the “Short digest” from the organizers of the “Platform”, in the framework of the project in 2011, Kirill Serebrennikov to put the famous performance of “Thugs” based on the novel Zakhar Prilepin “Sanka”. In 2012, the “Thugs” got “Golden mask”.

Given the goals, objectives, and experimental activities in the field of contemporary art, the allocation of subsidies from the Federal budget ANO “the Seventh Studio” seems to be the most optimal form of state support of the creative project “Platform”.

It was explained that “a partner will act as a center for contemporary art “Winery”, which is all the planned activities of the project “Platform””.

According to the Kommersant’s sources in law enforcement bodies, searches are conducted in the framework of the criminal case on embezzlement in especially large size (part 4 of article 160 of the criminal code). It was instituted in 2015 Main investigation Department of the TFR in Moscow on the results of extensive testing to identify irregularities in the spending of budget funds allocated to the capital’s cultural institutions. In total, according to sources, “b”, except “Gogol-center” and the apartments of the Director Serebrennikov searches are carried out even at a half dozen locations. As reported “Interfax”, Kirill Serebrennikov passes on business as the witness.

Note that in 2015, led the “Gogol-center” Anastasia blue said about the economic problems. Then, the media figured the amount of financial loss in the amount of 80 million rubles, however, the former Director of theatre Alexey Malopolski said about 12 million rubles. According to him, the problems of the theatre arose from the refusal of the Moscow Department of culture to help the institution.

Later in 2015, the head of culture Department Alexander Kibovsky said that the theater is unprofitable because of expensive Prime, and the responsibility for financial decisions lies with the artistic Director and the acting Director of the “Gogol-center” Kirill Serebrennikov, the.

However, in February of 2017 in an interview with TASS mister Serebrennikov said that in 2016 the theatre exceeded the state target for the attendance and number of events. He stressed that “with each sub-state of the ruble, the theatre earned two”.

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