The Moscow city court upheld the extension until January 19, the house arrest of Director Kirill Serebrennikov, who is accused of embezzlement of budget funds. The court rejected the petition of protection proposed to release the Director bail in the amount of 68 million rubles.
The Moscow city court upheld the extension of term of house arrest of Director Kirill Serebrennikov, who is accused of embezzling allocated for the implementation of the project «Platform» means. Defence motion proposed to release the Director bail in the amount of 68 million rubles was rejected.
The court also upheld the measure of restraint to the other two defendants in the case, reports TASS. Until January of the next year under house arrest, will be Yuri Itin, former Director of the theater «Gogol-center», the former producer of the «Seventh Studio» Alex Malopolski — in jail.
According to investigators, in 2011, Serebrennikov developed the project «Platform», the financing of which in 2011-2014, the Ministry of culture has allocated more than 214 million rubles. For the project Serebrennikov has created ANO «the Seventh Studio», which attracted itina Yuri, Alexei Malopolska, Ekaterina Voronova (announced in the Federal wanted list and arrested in absentia), Nina Maslyaeva (according to her testimony, pieces of silver is the organizer of the criminal scheme), and others.
The staff of Studio seven has developed action plans in the framework of the project, which contained knowingly false and inflated information about their quantity and cost. As believes a consequence, in result of their actions was stolen at least 68 million rubles.
At the end of October under house arrest in this case was shipped and the Director of the Russian academic youth theatre (RAMT) Sophia Apfelbaum.
Earlier it became known that the Ministry of culture destroyed documents related to the theatre project «Platform», because of the expiration of the retention period. About it at session of court the lawyer said the Malopolska Ksenia Karpinskaya.
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