Producer Ekaterina Voronova wanted upon case of Serebrennikov

Producer Ekaterina Voronova wanted upon case of Serebrennikov
Kirill Serebrennikov considers charges in his address absurd

The Investigative Committee declared that the defendant absconds for a long time.

Producer Ekaterina Voronova is put on the federal wanted list upon the case of swindle, to which artistic director of Gogol Center Kirill Serebrennikov is connected. Official representative of the Investigative Committee of Russia Svetlana Petrenko reported about it.

“She has been involved in this criminal case long ago. But she absconds, in this regard, Voronova is put on the wanted list,” she said.

Earlier, representatives of the Investigative Committee said that Kirill Serebrennikov's guilt is confirmed by testimonies and financial documents withdrawn during searches in the Seventh Studio and in the home of the director.

According to the investigators, Serebrennikov thought up and developed the project on development and promoting of the modern art Platforma in 2011. Non-profit organization the Seventh Studio was created for work on the project, director's acquaintances Yuri Itin, Alexey Malobrodsky, Ekaterina Voronova and Nina Maslyaeva were also involved in the work. All of them became defendants in the criminal case subsequently. In 2011-2014, the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation allocated to the Platforma more than 214 million rubles ($3.6 million) of budgetary funds. This money, according to the Investigative Committee, was brought to accounts of short-lived firms upon Serebrennikov's instructions. False financial and creative statements demonstrating that the subsidy received by the Seventh Studio is spent in full for earlier provided actions were then sent to the ministry.

In total, as the investigation believes, thus not less than 68 million rubles ($1.1 million) allocated from the federal budget were stolen.

As the CrimeRussia wrote, Serebrennikov was accused under part 4 of Art. 159 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (Especially Large Scale Swindling), after interrogation in the Investigative Committee he was placed in the pre-trial detention center Matrosskaya Tishina. The director called charges in his address absurd. On August 23 the Basmanny Court of Moscow will consider a question of the election of a measure of restraint to the Gogol Center artistic director.

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