Ministry of Culture tightens budget control amid Serebrennikov's case
The director was placed under house arrest.
The Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation announced toughening of control of the expenditure of budgetary funds amid amid the ongoing investigation against art director Kirill Serebrennikov.
As the department declared, now specialized departments will control delivery of subsidies, allocated to culture organizations, unions, and institutions.
“They should have a more targeting and concretized character,” Interfax provides the statement of the department.
To recall, the court placed Kirill Serebrennikov under house arrest on August 23. According to the investigators, the director is accused of embezzlement of 68 million rubles ($1.1 million) allocated for the modern art project Platforma.
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