The Director Kirill Serebrennikov, who received a suspended sentence for fraud, has decided not to appeal the verdict, said the “Interfax” his lawyer Dmitry Kharitonov.
The lawyer explained that the pieces of silver vessels and tired after a conviction is depressed.
“After the trial it became obvious that the guilt of all stakeholders, and the state has not suffered any damage,” added the lawyer.
An earlier verdict of 26 June, on which convicted, including pieces of silver, appealed against the ex-Director of “Gogol-center” and a former chief producer of Autonomous non-commercial organization (ANO) “the Seventh Studio” Alex Malopolski, his lawyer, and the protection of the former Director General of ANO and former Director of the Yaroslavl theater. Volkov Yuriy Itina.
The Meshchansky court found the government guilty of fraud and sentenced to three years of imprisonment conditionally with the penalty in 800 thousand roubles.
Malopolski received two years probation and a fine of 300 thousand rubles, Itin – three years conditionally with the penalty in 200 thousand rubles. The last two court forbade to hold the positions connected with administrative-economic and organizational-administrative powers in the state cultural institutions at two and three years, respectively.
The court also sought solidarity with Serebrennikova, Malopolska and itine almost 129 million rubles at the suit of the Ministry of culture on compensation.
Another defendant – former head of Department of state support of art and folk creativity Ministry of culture of Russia, Director of the Russian academic youth theatre (RAMT) Sophia Apfelbaum, the court sentenced to a fine of 100 thousand rubles for negligence and freed her from the punishment due to the expiration of the Statute of limitations to responsibility. The same claim of the Ministry of culture to Apfelbaum, the court left without satisfaction.
In a sentence it is said that the former leaders of the “Seventh Studio”, under the direction of the government, deceiving the staff of the Ministry of culture, stole nearly 129 million RUB from 216,5 million, ANO allocated from the state budget for the project for the development and promotion of contemporary art “Platform” in 2011-2014.
Pieces of silver after the verdict said that he had no money to pay the claim culture.