Artistic Director of “Gogol-center” Kirill Serebrennikov said that he had no money to pay the fine imposed on him in the matter of the “Seventh Studio”. The words of the Director, reports The Hollywood Reporter.
“I live in Moscow. I can move to any place in Russia, but the country can’t leave until you give the Ministry of culture a lot of money, which I definitely not. People from all over the world — Germany, Austria, France, theater — write to me about that run campaigns to raise funds to “buy me out”,” — said Serebrennikov.
The Director also swore, commenting on allegations of embezzlement of budget funds. “They (the authorities — ed. “Of the tape.ru”) said, “We have nothing against him as an artist, we are against financial fraud”. Only here there was no financial fraud, and I never, never had Affairs with the Department of Finance. I don’t know anything about ****** [damn] money. My entire career I tried to keep from ****** money away — and now judge me for money. ****** hell,” concluded silver.
June 26, Kirill Serebrennikov and other defendants in the case, “the Seventh Studio” Yuri and Alexei itina Malopolska found guilty in the embezzlement of funds allocated from the state budget for the theater project “Platform”. They were sentenced to probation and ordered to recover from the defendants 129 million rubles at the suit of the Ministry of culture of Russia. A former official of the Ministry of culture Sofia Apfelbaum, accused of complicity in the fraud scheme, was found guilty of negligence.