The Russian sterregisseur director Kirill Serebrennikov, who after more than a year of house arrest for the judge appeared due to embezzlement of money, has denied that he has stolen. He declared his innocence.
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 Serebrennikov, the accusations against him in the stage. The director has expressed in the past several times already, criticism of the regime, especially with regard to the Russian annexation of the Crimea in 2014.
Over the last few 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. Despite his legal problems remains Serebrennikov as head of the Gogol theatre. His film “Leto” (“Summer”) about the Russian rock star Viktor Kino was this year at the Cannes film festival was shown and warmly welcomed.