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The court in the matter of Serebrennikov will begin on October 17 — Rambler News Service


The court in the matter of Serebrennikov will begin on October 17
Photo: Alexey Kudenko / RIA Novosti Meshchansky district court will hold a preliminary meeting in the matter of "The seventh studio" on which defendant there passes the director Kirill Serebrennikov, on October 17, it will pass behind closed doors, the press secretary of court Yulia Kotomina has reported to RNS. "on October 17 preliminary hearing behind closed doors will take place" — Kotomina has reported. Documents concerning Kirill Serebrennikov, Sofya Apfelbaum, Alexey Malobrodsky and Yury Itin who are defendants in the case have come to court on October 4. Earlier Prosecutor General's Office of the Russian Federation has approved the indictment on criminal case against the director Kirill Serebrennikov and other suspects in the matter of "The seventh studio", the press service of department reported. Kirill Serebrennikov and other defendants in the case are accused of crime as regards the 4th article 159 Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (the fraud committed by organized group or in especially large size or which has 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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