The singer Maxim Leonidov: the Trial of Serebrennikov shows that the government do not care about talented people

Directed by Kirill Serebrennikov, was found guilty of fraud in especially large size and sentenced to three years imprisonment and fined 800 thousand rubles. Remaining defendants in the case were also sentenced to probation. His opinion about the trial of the correspondent of “Rosbalt” was expressed by the founder of the group “Secret”, musician Maxim Leonidov.

“for anybody not a secret that the whole process is absolutely indicative flogging. I expected anything, would not be surprised neither this sentence, nor probation. If we talk about the fate of Cyril, I am very glad that he did not have to serve time in a correctional facility. But my attitude to all this clowning, which lasted three years, has not changed”, — said the musician.

According to Leonidov, the trial Serebrennikov is a clear signal from the government the entire cultural community of the country on the reluctance to support any dialogue.

“This is the message of the entire intelligentsia of the country about the lack of desire to talk in human language, a signal that, regardless of talent, merit, public opinion, anyone can do as they see fit. We live in a lawless state, and wonder about what’s going on in the mind of the people who started this Tribunal, can be long. I think this conditional sentence they can use as they want — especially during voting on amendments to the Constitution. But smart people don’t go for that”, — said Maxim Leonidov.

the musician said: instead of proud of their talented people and innovative, to export their creativity, the Russian authorities prefer to be associated abroad only with force.

“That process the power once again alienated all the cultural community of the country. And she doesn’t care to support artists, and they do not even realize that the people who participate in advertising of the amendments to the Constitution, they do so not because they believe in their necessity and importance for Russian companies. They do it because they have no other choice, they receive state subsidies, and in some way connected with the government. Not everyone has the courage not to be disloyal and say what we really think. But in these categories, our government does not think”, — concluded the singer.

we will Remind, on June 26, the Meshchansky court of Moscow sentenced the defendants in the case, “the Seventh Studio”, among which the Director of the “Gogol-center” Kirill Serebrennikov. It and producers etina Yuri and Alexei Malopolska were convicted of especially large fraud. The court considered that they stole some cash and took them out of the budget of the organization — “damage to the state from the actions of the group headed Serebrennikov was 128 million 974 thousand rubles.”

Kirill Serebrennikov, as well as two other defendants in the case to probation.

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