Transparency international has revealed financial irregularities in 14 theaters
The organization “transparency international — Russia” has conducted its own investigation and found out that the theater regularly pay large fees in fact themselves. “Transparency” issued statements to the Prosecutor General that in three cases, with Kirill Serebrennikov, Yuri by Kuklachev and Yevgeny Marcelli — confirmed violation of Federal law.
“Oleg Tabakov, Nadezhda Babkina, Konstantin Raikin, Oleg Menshikov and Kirill Serebrennikov get contracts from their theatres, artificially creating additional opportunities for earning money”, — says the publication on the website.
“Transparency” checked commercial activity leaders are only about 135 of the state theatres of Moscow and St. Petersburg. In 14 of them violations were discovered: theatres hired their artistic Directors as actors and Directors, and they rented space and props for productions. “In the years 2013-2017, they signed more than 60 contracts totaling in excess of 97 million rubles,” — said in the center.
The study showed that the Director of “Helikon-Opera” Dmitry Bertman received from his theatre approximately 440 thousand RUB over setting a single performance, the Director of the Pushkin Theater Evgeny Pisarev — 480 thousand rubles., head of Theatre in the South-West of Oleg Leushin — 180 thousand RUB, the Director of “Gogol-center” Kirill Serebrennikov — 345 thousand rubles At the same time Oleg Tabakov and Oleg Menshikov for acting in their theatres received more than 600 thousand per month, Nadezhda Babkina — 520 thousand.