Medina urged restraint during the investigation of the situation around the “Gogol – center”


RIA Novosti

The Minister of culture Vladimir Medinsky has called on cultural workers to show restraint in a situation with investigation associated with the “Gogol-center”.

“I was confused and very upset with this whole situation,” said the Minister in interview to the program “Vesti on Saturday” on TV channel “Russia 1” (VGTRK). According to him, the most important thing — both parties to exercise restraint and objectivity. Ministry of culture helps the investigation, reports required documents, on the other, the same restraint you have to show and artists, because it’s not about creativity, and, of course, the investigators, the Minister said.

Medinsky said that the investigation is irrelevant to the issues of creativity. “In this case we are talking exclusively about the technical, financial and accounting issues,” the Minister said.

May 23, investigators have carried out searches, including at the place of residence and work of the founder of the “Seventh Studio”, the artistic Director of “Gogol-center” Kirill Serebrennikov, who was questioned as a witness. According to the investigation, unstated persons from among a management “the Seventh Studio” from 2011 to 2014, were abducted budget funds in the amount of about 200 million rubles. In this case, arrested the former chief accountant of the “Seventh Studio” Nina Maslyaeva.