Kirill Serebrennikov was charged with fraud

Kirill Serebrennikov was charged with fraud

Moscow. August 22. INTERFAX.RU — Director Kirill Serebrennikov accused of fraud in especially large size, have informed “Interfax” the official representative of SK of Russia Svetlana Petrenko.

“The head Department on investigation of especially important cases of the TFR artistic Director of the Moscow theater “Gogol-Center” K. Serebrennikov accused of committing a crime under part 4 of article 159 of the criminal code of Russian Federation — swindle in especially large size”, — said Petrenko.

According to her, the artistic Director of the theater was charged with “organization of embezzlement of at least 68 million rubles allocated in 2011-2014 for the project “Platform”.

“During interrogation as the accused his guilt he did not recognize”, — said the representative of the RCDS.

Investigation on criminal case proceeds, have added in SKR.

Earlier Tuesday, Petrenko told Interfax that investigators detained the Director Serebrennikov, on suspicion of theft of 68 million rubles.

A source familiar with the situation told Interfax that Serebrennikov can be a preventive measure in the form of arrest or house arrest. Sources also report that the court elected the measure of restraint on Wednesday, August 23.

Meanwhile, many public figures have defended the government and urged not to apply such an exceptional measure as detention.