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Serebrennikov has accused the Minister of Culture of suspension of financing of "Platform" — Rambler News Service


Photo: Sergey of Fadeichev/TASS the Defendant in the case of "The seventh studio" director Kirill Serebrennikov has said that the Ministry of Culture in 2012 has stopped financing of the Platform project ""Platform" had to work further, and for her money as we have learned then, were allocated in the budget. But the new Minister of Culture who has told that "you know has come, your all experiments aren't necessary to us, and the modern art isn't necessary for us. These your experiments at own expense". Also I have winded down all projects connected with the modern art" — Serebrennikov has said, answering questions of the state prosecutor in Meshchansky Court where case of the plunders allocated with the Ministry of Culture for performances of the Platform project is heard. The Platform project functioned within three years and has been closed in 2012. Kirill Serebrennikov and other defendants in the case are accused of crime as regards the 4th article 159 Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (fraud, perfect by organized group or in especially large size or the entailed deprivation of the right of the citizen for premises). The maximum punishment under this article — imprisonment for a period of up to 10 years and a fine of 1 million rubles. According to preliminary investigation, suspects from 2001 to 2014 have stolen a part of budgetary funds which were allocated by the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation to Serebrennikov for financing of the Platform project. The investigation claims that persons involved signed fictitious contracts with the controlled commercial organizations. The amount of alleged plunders exceeds 133 million rubles. Serebrennikov and other defendants deny charges of the investigation, saying that the project has honestly fulfilled all obligations assigned to him. The director is under house arrest since September, 2017.

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