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.
Ismail Efendiev is suspected of exceeding authority in connection with the investigation of cases of detained earlier former First Deputy Prime Minister Ramazan Aliyev and nephew of the former head of Dagestan Askhabali Abdulatipov. Searches are being conducted at Efendiev's office and house.
The disappearance of an elderly Muscovite, who owns three rooms on Ostozhenka Street, and her disabled son, worried the neighbors, but the police refused to initiate criminal proceedings on their application. Housing in the elite area of the capital in the meantime was re-registered to a resident of St. Petersburg, who introduced herself as their relative.