Press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov commented on the situation with the Director Kirill Serebrennikov, who is under house arrest on charges of fraud. His words on Wednesday, August 30, the correspondent “Tapes.ru”.
A Kremlin spokesman called to wait for the court’s decision, stating that the investigation is linked to the control over the expenditure of public funds.
“Those who use government money, of course, have to meet certain criteria of control and accountability, it is absolutely normal practice,” — said Peskov.
In addition, “we should not talk in vain about some politicization” of the case or about censorship, he said. “The only thing I know that no slightest ideological motive or another, except the financial control, this question is no. That’s what I can tell you with confidence”, — said Peskov.
Press Secretary of the President also addressed the issue of the financing of cultural projects. “It is a question of the municipal authorities, where there are theaters, accountable to the municipal authorities and the Ministry of culture where the institution accountable,” said Sands.
He stressed that the issue of the imperfection of the system of financing culture is not the prerogative of the Kremlin.
23 Aug Serebrennikov was placed under house arrest until October 19. He was charged with fraud in especially large size. According to investigators, the artistic Director of organized embezzlement of budget funds in the amount of 68 million rubles.
In support of the Director made many domestic and foreign cultural figures. In particular, actress cate Blanchett and Isabelle Huppert, German theatre, Thomas Ostermeier and Marius von Mayenburg. Thus vouched for the Director Fedor Bondarchuk, Ksenia Sobchak, Konstantin Raikin, Ivan Urgant and Konstantin Khabensky.