Vladimir Medinsky told about interrogations in the Ministry of culture in the case of Kirill Serebrennikov
Several employees of the Ministry of culture of Department of state support for art and folk art was questioned in the case of Director Kirill Serebrennikov. About this bi-Bi-si the head of the Ministry of culture Vladimir Medinsky. He did not disclose who exactly was questioned, but added that his law enforcement was not called.
According to the Minister, the investigators wanted to know who signed the paper on the allocation of the Department’s money on a theater project directed by Kirill Serebrennikov. “But it (allocation of grants Director.— “Kommersant”), it was under the previous leadership of the Department, there was a Sofia Apfelbaum. Now any questions for the investigating authorities to the Ministry of culture is not” — said Vladimir Medinsky.
He said that the Ministry was not empowered to deal in such situations: “We can do only one thing: to strengthen control over the receipt of documents for the grants, issued by the Ministry of culture. On the other hand, we’re not an Investigative Committee. We are unable to investigate each signature.”
Previously, Mr. Medina has ruled out a custom business component Kirill Serebrennikov. Yesterday, rejecting the surety three dozen famous people and the collateral offered, the Basmanny district court concluded the Director under house arrest on charges of organizing the theft of budget funds. Mister Serebrennikov was forbidden to leave the apartment for rehearsals in the theatre and filming the movie. Move it the FPS will be monitored with an electronic bracelet.