A few minutes ago, the Meshchansky city court in Moscow announced the verdict to the artistic director of the Gogol center and the director Kirill Serebrennikov, 50, as well as others involved in the sensational affair. from the seventh studio, including producer Alexei Malobrodsky, former CEO Yuri Itin and a former ministry official. Culture (now director of RAMT) Sofya Apfelbaum.
Serebrennikov and others charged in the case have been found guilty of fraud on a particularly large scale.
The case of ex-accountant Nina Maslyaeva, who was also involved in the case, had previously been transferred to another judge. She is the only accused to have reached an agreement with the investigation and to confess. The other accused have denied their guilt.
Large numbers of people gathered outside the courthouse today – not only journalists, but also many friends and colleagues of Serebrennikov (Julia Aug, Victoria Isakova, Oksimiron), as well as those who came to support the accused in the case.
Alexey Malobrodsky came to the meeting with a large backpack – apparently he was pessimistic. The public met Kirill Serebrennikov in court with loud applause.
Recall that Serebrennikov has been charged with embezzlement of several million dollars. According to the prosecution, in 2011-2014, Serebrennikov and the other accused in the case stole 133 million rubles (later the prosecution reduced the amount to 129 million). These funds were allocated by ANO “Seventh Studio” for the development of the Platform project, invented by Serebrennikov.
For a while, the director witnessed the case, while former chief accountant Nina Maslyaeva testified against him. According to Maslyaeva, she introduced deliberately false data into the financial statements on the orders of Itin, Serebrennikov and Malobrodsky.
I was engaged in the liberation and endless organization of events. I didn’t do any finances,
– Serebrennikov said earlier in court, noting that the accounting work was poorly organized.
The director was arrested in 2017 on the set of the film “Summer” and sent to house arrest. This preventive measure was later replaced by a commitment not to leave. The accusations against Serebrennikov caused a great resonance in the creative environment. In his support were Russian and foreign actors and directors.
Obviously, Serebrennikov and the other accused in the “Seventh Studio” case are innocent and should be acquitted. They must apologize on behalf of the state,
– Alexey Venediktov expressed his position on the eve of the hearing.
For some reason, it seems to me that everything will be fine. What will be the conditional term. That Cyril will come out
– wrote in his telegram chain Ksenia Sobchak.
Recall that before the hearing, the prosecutor requested that Serebrennikov be sentenced to an actual sentence of six years in prison, as well as a fine of 800,000 rubles. The public prosecutor asked producer Alexey Malobrodsky to be sentenced to five years in prison and a fine of 300,000; former director general of the seventh studio Yuri Itin and ex-official of the Ministry of Culture Sofya Apfelbaum – four years each and 200,000 fines.
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Based on materials: www.spletnik.ru