Anna DZHEDZHULA, “FACTS”
Meshchansky court of Moscow found Russian theatre and film Director, artistic Director of the theater “Gogol-center” Kirill Serebrennikov guilty of embezzlement of budget funds allocated for the implementation of the project “Platform”.
The Prosecutor urged the government to plant for six years and be fined 800 thousand rubles. Other defendants, Alexis Malopolska and Yuri itina asked to sentence to imprisonment for terms of five years and four years, respectively.
A former employee of Russia Ministry of culture Sofia Apfelbaum was acquitted, saying that she “was not aware of the criminal nature of what is happening”.
As Radio Liberty reports, the verdict States that pieces of silver, Malopolski and Itin “has created a criminal group” with the aim of committing fraud in especially large size. According to the verdict, the Director of “carrying out General management of all the group members and has taken measures to concealment of theft”.
The investigation alleges that from 2011 to 2014, the leadership of the organization, “the Seventh Studio” assigned 133 of 214 million rubles allocated for the project from the state budget. The defendants do not plead guilty.
Searches and arrests in the case, “the Seventh Studio” began in may of 2017. Initially, silver coins were held by the witness, but in August of the same year he was detained and placed under house arrest: arrested the accountant, “the Seventh Studio” Nina Maslyaeva called him the organizer of the fraudulent scheme.
The process has caused the big public resonance. Many artists spoke out in defense of the accused. Before the start of the trial, outside the courthouse, a crowd of people to support the defendants who think the case against them ordered and fabricated.
Earlier, the “FACTS” wrote that the famous Russian Director Kirill Serebrennikov suddenly changed the measure of restraint.