Ministry of Culture insists on compensation of damage within Serebrennikov’s case
The department sent the relevant requirement to the Investigative Committee of Moscow.
The Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation expects to receive compensation for damage, put to the department as a result of embezzlements within the Platform project. The department sent the relevant requirement to the Main Directorate of the Investigative Committee of the capital. The final extent of the damage, as the press service of the Ministry of Culture reported, would be determined by the investigation.
As the CrimeRussia wrote earlier, Basmanny Court of Moscow sent director Kirill Serebrennikov under house arrest. He is accused of embezzlement of 68 million rubles ($1.1 million) of the budgetary funds allocated for the Platform project. The director denies the participation in embezzlements, claiming that he was responsible only for the art part of the project and did not deal with finance.
Earlier, former chief accountant of the Sedmaya Studio (the Seventh Studio) Nina Maslyaeva and ex-producer of the studio Alexey Malobrodsky was arrested. By the way, according to Maslyaeva's testimonies, Serebrennikov and Malobrodsky developed the plan of embezzlement of budget funds.
Karina Tsurkan was taken under arrest on suspicion of espionage. The board member of Inter RAO turned out to be a Russian national as opposed to the earlier claims that she was a Moldovan one. She gave up her Moldovan passport two years ago.
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The Europe’s best architect of 2014 and 2015 in three nominations in a prestigious international competition in London is accused of two counts of major fraud. The total damage from the fraud is estimated at about 10 million euros.
The clampdown on the ‘Baltic laundromat’ hasn’t destroyed the global cash-out market. ‘Black cash’ is still laundered at the state level. Apparently, the main money laundering hub is currently located in a small Central Asian country – Kyrgyzstan. Ethnic criminal groups operating in Russia, Europe, and Central Asia use it to legalize their shady proceeds. Revenues generated by the illegal business are estimated at $500 million per year. However, it is impossible to covertly launder money on a global scale. Is the national political establishment involved in the criminal schemes?