The famous Director said of the conditions. At noon today, the Basmanny court will hold a hearing on the case of plunder of money by Kirill Serebrennikov. The artist pleaded not guilty and claims that were not related to financial crimes.
Yesterday, August 22, in St. Petersburg detained a renowned Director Kirill Serebrennikov for fraud. It was rushed from the Northern capital to Moscow. Today he spent the night in the temporary detention facility on Petrovka, 38. He was placed in a room where there were other suspects. Serebrennikov told, how was the first night. His inmates admitted that it was difficult to sleep in a stuffy room.
“Do not beat, and thank you for it,” – said the Director.
Kirill Serebrennikov denies any involvement in the embezzlement of funds and does not understand why he is accused of the crime. The trial of Kirill Serebrennikov: details of meetings and event support
“I’m the artistic Director and have no relationship to the economy. I know nothing about them. And to account for the money there are specially trained people. But I’m sure no one in the “Gogol-center” did not set itself the task to steal something. I have a feeling of deja vu,” said the man.
The Director admitted that he could not believe what was happening to him. He calls it “crazy” and thinking about how to write a book.
Today at noon there will be a meeting of the court. As it became known to journalists, presumably a consequence will ask you to send Serebrennikov under house arrest. Meanwhile, the Network has spread the petition already signed by more than 12 thousand people. People believe in the innocence of the famous Director, which has received recognition not only from spectators but also from the professionals – pieces of silver was the winner of numerous awards. Some believe the charges of stealing 68 million rubles unfounded – after all, some of these funds were allocated to the “Gogol-center” in order to put the play “a Midsummer night’s Dream”. Despite the fact that the play was a success on the stage, the Director was accused of breach of contract.
The Director admitted to the correspondent of the newspaper “Moskovsky Komsomolets” that he has no misgivings as to how to resolve the matter.
“I’m facing unbelievable charges. When I read it, I didn’t know what to do. Cry? Laugh? Loudly indignant? I don’t know how to react. It’s like being accused of having dug a tunnel from London to Bombay. Say I have created a “Platform” initially, with the aim of embezzlement of budget funds. And with that — to steal – came to the President. Supposedly I am the organizer of criminal community, was created with the purpose of theft,” – said Kirill.
The arrest of Kirill Serebrennikov angered many artists who were personally acquainted with him. They consider him innocent of the charges. Director Alexander Sokurov may not believe that such an important person for art, which is equal to the youth, will do something illegal. He believes that silver is “too significant and too smart” for such action.