The Russian sterregisseur Kirill Serebrennikov will finally be before the courts for embezzlement of money, after little more than a year under house arrest has had.
Serebrennikov and a number of his colleagues are accused of embezzlement of public funds for an amount of 130 million rubles ($2 million), according to the prosecutor today, with the introduction of the case in Moscow.
Serebrennikov (49) says that the accusations against him in scene are set. Over the past 13 months he spent locked in his apartment in the centre of Moscow. He was allowed only two hours per day to go outside for a walk and then he was accompanied by a guard.
Serebrennikov is a renowned theatre director, he is the head of the Gogol theatre and his film ‘Leto’ (‘Summer’) about the Russian rock star Viktor Kino was this year at the Cannes film festival was shown and welcomed. Because he is under house arrest, was Serebrennikov are not present in Cannes. The actors before him, therefore, by the sight of the cameras a large cardboard sign with his name on it to hold up (picture).
The man is known as a critic of the regime, partly because Russia in 2014, the Crimea has annexed.