Silver was surprised to his arrest

Kirill Serebrennikov

Kirill Serebrennikov was surprised at the decision of the Investigative Committee to charge him. About the Agency TASS said the Secretary of the Public monitoring Commission of Moscow, Ivan Melnikov, after visiting the Director in the temporary detention facility on Petrovka.

“Serebrennikov said he was very surprised by his arrest. He claims to always gently came at the summons of the investigator and does not understand what triggered the decision on its detention”, — said Melnikov.

The human rights activist also said that the silver does not complain of health and requested no drugs. Defendant also noted that he had received the representatives of the investigation “of complaints about the rudeness was not, he said that while he was transported from St. Petersburg, even the cuffs are not worn, put them on only on the way from the UK in isolation.”

Earlier it became known that Serebrennikov after the interrogation of the Investigative Committee of Russia was taken to the detention center, where he will spend the night. August 23, according to the lawyer of the detainee, the Basmanny court will decide on the measure of restraint.

Artistic Director of “Gogol-center” was detained earlier Tuesday in St. Petersburg. He was charged with fraud in especially large size. Serebrennikov accused the organization of stealing 68 million rubles. In the course of interrogation he did not admit guilt.

In the case as the accused are also the former General producer “Seventh Studio” Alex Malopolski, its former Director General Yuri Itin, former chief accountant Nina Masliaev, and producer Ekaterina Voronova. The latter, according to SK, has absconded, and the rest are in custody.