Serebrennikov sent under house arrest

Serebrennikov sent under house arrest

Moscow. August 23. INTERFAX.RU — Basmanny court of Moscow sanctioned absentia arrest of almost two months the Director, the artistic Director of “Gogol-center” Kirill Serebrennikov accused of organizing the theft of at least 68 million rubles allocated from the budget he founded the “Seventh Studio” theatre project “Platform”, the correspondent of “Interfax”.


“The court concludes that the petition of the investigation shall be satisfied. Elect against Serebrennikov Kirill Semenovich measure in the form of house arrest, a period which is set to 19 October 2017,” announced on Wednesday his decision the judge Elena Lenskaya.

According to the decree, Serebrennikov under house arrest imposed a number of restrictions. House arrest the Director will serve in his apartment in building 17 on Prechistenka.

The court forbade him to leave his place of residence to use the Internet, mobile phones, landline phones to send and receive telegrams, except in exceptional cases.

Under the law, the investigator may allow Serebrennikov to visit the place of work — theater “Gogol-center”.

Reaction to house arrest by Kirill Serebrennikov

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Cultural figures came to the defense of

The court made its decision, despite the guarantee of a few dozen well-known figures of culture and art, including the head of the Fund Solzhenitsyn Natalia Solzhenitsyn, Directors, Andrey Smirnov, Lev Dodin, Fyodor Bondarchuk, Aleksei German Jr., Director General of Bolshoi Theatre Vladimir urin, Director of the Tretyakov gallery she Tregubova, writer Lyudmila Ulitskaya, the founder of the hospice charity Fund “Vera” Anna Federmesser, TV presenters Andrey Malakhov, Xenia Sobchak and many others.

The Director asked him to go to Germany for the Opera in Stuttgart, and also on a film in St. Petersburg.

“The accusation is impossible and absurd. I spent many years working in Russia, did a lot of work here, not going anywhere to hide, so please let me go. I still need to finish some current work,” said silver.