Kirill Serebrennikov charged with fraud
During the interrogation, the artistic director of Gogol Center did not admit his guilt. In the near future, a preventive measure will be chosen.
Artistic director of the Gogol Center Kirill Serebrennikov, detained today, August 22, is charged with Swindling on an especially large scale (part 4 of Article 159 of the Criminal Code).
The well-known director is accused of organizing the theft of about 68 million rubles ($1.1m), allocated for the implementation of the project Platforma in 2011-2014. Svetlana Petrenko, the official representative of the ICR, said that during the interrogation Serebrennikov did not his admit guilt.
In the near future, the accused will be put in custody. According to the source of Interfax, the court session on this issue will be held on Wednesday, August 23. Lawyers will oppose the placement of their defender in custody.
As the CrimeRussia previously wrote, Kirill Serebrennikov was detained on August 22 in St. Petersburg, where he shot a film. Today, the director was taken to Moscow for interrogation in the Investigative Committee. It should be noted that the director of Gogol Center was interrogated several times before, but he was on trial as a witness.
Recall, we are talking about the theft of budget funds allocated by the Ministry of Culture for the creative project of Serebrennikov Platforma, for the implementation of which the Seventh Studio was created. As part of the investigation of the criminal case, the charges were brought against former producer-general of the Seventh Studio Alexey Malobrodsky, ex-director of the company Yuri Itin and former accountant Nina Maslyaeva. The former accountant, as previously reported, agreed to cooperate with the investigation. Maslyaeva testified against other defendants in the case, as well as against Serebrennikov.