In Russia sentenced famous Director

The judge recognized Kirill Serebrennikov guilty to theft of public funds

In Russia came to an end the trial of the accused in the fraud known Director Cyril Serebrennikov.

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As reported “Interfax”, June 26, petty-bourgeois court of Moscow has recognized the Director of the art space of “Gogol-the centre” guilty of complicity in the embezzlement of budget funds that were allocated for a cultural project.

With Serebrennikov guilty recognized the former General producer and CEO of his “Seventh Studio” – Alexei Malopolska and Yuri itina.

“Pieces of silver, Malopolski, Itin committed fraud, i.e. theft of another’s property by deception and abuse of trust by an organized group, in especially large size”, – reads the sentence.

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Kirill Serebrennikov. Photo: REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

The court held that, United in an organized group and forming a criminal plan, the accused stole part of the money that was allocated from the budget of the organization. Originally it was a sum of 200 million rubles (about 77 million UAH).

In the evening the court announced the punishment to three years ‘ probation and a fine of 800 thousand rubles (11, 5 thousand dollars).

At this time, near the court building has gathered hundreds of supporters of the Director, which believe the trial of Serebrennikov rigged.

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Photo: REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Recall that the so-called case of “the Seventh Studio” in Russia began in may of 2017 with searches by place of residence and work of Kirill Serebrennikov. He was questioned as a witness, and first sent under house arrestand later released under the obligation about an appearance to the investigator.

Besides him, now in Russia there is a court over and other well-known cultural figure – actor Mikhail Efremov, who this month provoked a fatal accident in Central Moscow.