Director and artistic Director of “Gogol-center” was in the center of the scandal. According to journalists, the staff of the Investigative Committee in Moscow have searched the home government. According to some information, the building of the theatre was raided by the riot police. Official comments on the situation have not yet been reported.
Today in a number of publications have appeared information about the fact that 47-year-old Director and artistic Director of “Gogol-center” Kirill Serebrennikov came home with searches. This was reported by journalists Ilya Barabanov, Sergey Khazov-Cassia and Olga Romanova. Official data on the activities of law enforcement bodies has not yet appeared. Myself pieces of silver, as reported by his friends, was unavailable for comment.
“Reported that the home of Kirill Serebrennikov in the morning is searched. Cyril himself to not answer the phone, but it seems that there is no lawyer. SOS. UPD Olga Romanova found a lawyer, but still hell” – shared Khazov-Cassia on Facebook.
Friends known figure in the culture of texting him words of support on social networks. Thus, among those who decided to speak out about the situation, turned actor Maxim Vitorgan. “We are with you!” – shared the artist. Creative Director of TV channel “Friday!” Anna Kuklenko expressed surprise at the house searches at the Director. “What, that you can look at Serebrennikov? Costumes? Manuscripts Pechenina? Chtoooo?!” – with these words she turned to his followers.
Later, the correspondent reported that the cultural institution, which is headed Serebrennikov, came the Riot police and men in uniform with the stripes of the FSB. What is the reason for their visit is still unknown. An employee of the theater told reporters that this collection. The actors of the “Gogol-center” refrained from commenting on the situation.
Director of cultural institutions told reporters that today is scheduled to rehearsal with the government, and of its abolition while nothing was said. Denis Azarov also said to correspondents that saw the Director of the theater the night before.
According to journalists, the searches are connected with criminal case about plunders in “Gogol-center”, which featured large amounts. According to correspondents, we are talking about millions roubles. This was stated by the source of RBC familiar with the investigation. According to the interlocutor of the edition, it deals with the Investigative Committee in Moscow. Law enforcement officers plan to interview the famous Director.
After some time the representative of the main investigatory management SK across Moscow Julia Ivanova commented to the media representatives the situation. She stated that the searches were carried out in the framework of the case on embezzlement of budget funds in 2014, dedicated non-profit organization “Studio 7”. Other details, in particular, the amount of damage, Ivanov did not disclose. Such events, she added, and held a number of other locations in different regions of Russia.
In the middle of the day representatives Sledstvennogo Committee has posted more information about the scandal, which was involved by Kirill Serebrennikov. According to them, the attackers stole funds in the size in 200 million rubles. The status of a famous Director in the resonant case if it is not specified. Currently, the result sets of the persons involved in the Scam.
“On the basis of materials of operational services, the investigators of the Main investigatory management SK of Russia on the city of Moscow in the framework of the criminal case on the fact of embezzlement of budget funds in especially large size, hold abisoye activities of a number of individuals in various regions of Russia, including searches conducted at the place of residence and work of Kirill Serebryannikov…
According to investigators yet unidentified persons from among the leadership of the Autonomous nonprofit organization “Studio 7″ from 2011 to 2014, were abducted budget funds in the amount of about 200 million rubles allocated by the state in accordance with the government Resolution on the development and promotion of arts of the Russian Federation. The investigation will have to establish the circle of persons involved in the theft”, this message appeared on the website of the RF IC.
After about fifteen hours of the day, the Director Kirill Serebrennikov left his apartment, accompanied by the FSB. The artist gave a short comment to journalists on duty outside his door.
“Everything is fine. Do not know anything, I will speak now with the investigator … it was intelligently and sensitively, issues I have no to the investigation, now just go and find out what I’m facing because I’m in complete shock and disbelief,” said silver.
We will add that many stars spoke out in defence of Kirill Serebrennikov. The Network distributed a letter to colleagues of the Director, which was read by the actress Chulpan Khamatova. It was signed by famous people such as Oleg Tabakov, Yevgeny Mironov, mark Zakharov, Alla Demidova, Sergey Garmash, Ksenia Rappoport, Viktoria Tolstoganova, Julia Peresild, and Elizaveta Boyarskaya.
“We, colleagues and friends of Kirill Serebrennikov’s theater “Gogol-center”, shocked by today’s events. Kirill Serebrennikov is one of the brightest contemporary Russian Directors, whose merits are recognized not only in our country but throughout the world. We all know him as an honest, decent and open person. The work of a talented Director and all of the theater was interrupted by the sudden search. We Express our heartfelt support to our colleagues and hope that the investigation will be objectively and fairly, without undue violence to the persons affected by the investigation, and not disrupt the creative activities of theatre troupes and the Kirill Serebrennikov…” – the statement says fellow artist.
Many celebrities have also arrived today to the building of the “Gogol-centre”, to support the government. Among them was Fyodor Bondarchuk. “First, Kirill Serebrennikov, my friend. A lot of things we did together. Secondly, there are a lot of theater artists, and not only the “Gogol-center”, not only artists, but producers, representatives of film community… Kirill Serebrennikov, not just an aspiring young Director, is the pride of Russia, he represents a country in the world,” he told reporters.
My opinion about the situation, which turned out to be the artistic Director and the Director of the popular theatre, was expressed by TV presenter Ksenia Sobchak. She protested the searches, which took place at the cultural institution and home for me. “Cyril, forces you and us to survive these terrible times” – with these words Sobchak asked the friend.
We will remind that earlier in “Gogol-center” was already searched. In 2013 received complaints of performance by Kirill Serebrennikov “Thugs”. The results of the activities of the police have not received wide publicity in the media.
Kirill Serebrennikov, a famous Director, who directed such films as “Phonograph”, “playing the victim” “Jurev day”, “killer’s Diary” and “Treason.” In 2016, a picture of the cultural figure of “the Apprentice,” presented at the Cannes film festival. Then it said an authoritative prize of the cinema journalist Francois Chalais. For pieces of silver at various times was awarded TEFI, “Golden mask”, “crystal Turandot”, he also won prizes at “Kinotavr”.