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President Vladimir Putin in conversation with actor Yevgeny Mironov spoke about the initiators of the search, the artistic Director of “Gogol-center” Kirill Serebrennikov, leads to “Kommersant” details. “Yes, fools,” said Putin in response to the question Mironov about why these searches were necessary. Putin also said that he learned about investigative activities in the day.
Mironov asked the President about the objective investigation, “without extraordinary methods”. Earlier during the ceremony presenting state awards the actor gave the President a folder with a letter concerning the situation around the “Gogol-center”.
The Minister of culture in conversation with the journalist did not explicitly comment on the situation, being confined to the phrase, “it is actually much harder.”
On the eve of Putin’s press Secretary Dmitry Peskov said that the Kremlin does not have “information about a certain arrogance about some procedural violations that were committed” in the course of the investigation.
On may 23 at “Gogol-center” in the apartment Serebrennikov were searched in the criminal case on embezzlement of budget funds in especially large size. According to investigators, an unidentified person from the management of ANO “the Seventh Studio” (pieces of silver is its founder) in 2011-2014 kidnapped about 200 million rubles allocated by the government resolution on the development and promotion of art. The case was brought in 2014 and is being investigated under article 160 of the criminal code (embezzlement), pieces of silver is as a witness, said the representative of the GSM TFR in Moscow Julia Ivanova.