film Director Alexey Herman has published an open letter to the Minister of culture Olga Lyubimova. Full text publishes the portal oteatre.info.
“We have entered a new time, in a different era, when the reputation of the intelligentsia crumble from a single blow after another. This will have enormous consequences for the country, for culture, for all of us,” he notes.
he says He does not believe in the guilt of the Creator of the troupe, “the Seventh Studio” by Kirill Serebrennikov and his team. “I believe that a huge amount of damage, which can be attributed to the results of the next examination, is a consequence of errors in the methodology. I think that the violations in the course of the team Kirill was due to the old imperfection of the legislation, not malice,” reads the letter.
He believes that the court should be made on the basis of objective data. “If the verdict is guilty, then I suppose, under appeal must be carried out a new examination in the light of all available information. This examination should not cause issues with professionals in the field of theatre. I have no doubt that in our vast country there are professionals who can conduct an objective examination on a high level, which will be adopted by all parties. I ask You to support my initiative. Our common task is to unite our country on the basis of faith in the justice system,” writes Herman.
the 51st meeting in the matter of the “Seventh Studio” was held on June 22. The Prosecutor demanded the defendants to terms of imprisonment in a General regime with penalty: Kirill Serebrennikov — 6 years (the penalty — 800 thousand), Alexei Malopolska — 5 years (a fine of 300 thousand), Sophia Apfelbaum and Yuri Itino — 4 years (a fine of 200 thousand).
the court’s Decision will be announced June 26 at 11:00.
today, more than 4 thousand of Russian cultural figures signed a document calling on the Minister of culture Olga Lyubimov to withdraw the claim of the Ministry of culture to the defendants in the case.
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