Press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov denied the allegations that the criminal case against the artistic Director of “Gogol-center” Kirill Serebrennikov is politically motivated or that it is censorship. About it reports “Interfax”.
As noted by Sands, it is necessary to remember that there is no relevant court decision, no one guilty can not be called.
According to the press Secretary of the head of state, you need to be patient and ” especially not to speak in vain about some politicized, some censored,” because these arguments are wholly inappropriate and are not related to purely financial matters.
On the question of whether the Kremlin is necessary to revise the system of state support of culture, to tighten control over spending, Peskov said that what is happening, and is such a control.
“Those who use government money, of course, have to meet certain criteria of control and accountability”, he stressed.
Press Secretary of the President also said that there are countries that do not support culture at the state level, and there are countries that do this actively, including Russia, but still require consideration.
According to Peskov, the state is providing some grants, may designate these or other topics, which are States of special interest, but to call this some sort of censorship would be wrong.
Earlier it was reported that more than 300 young cultural figures outraged by the case, “the Seventh Studio” and the criminal prosecution of Director Kirill Serebrennikov and his staff.