Three of the four defendants in the case,

petty-bourgeois court of Moscow found the film Director Kirill Serebrennikov and other defendants in the case, “the Seventh Studio”, except the Director of the Russian academic youth theatre and ex-official of the Ministry of culture Sofia Apfelbaum, convicted of fraud in especially large size. This was announced by the judge Olesya periodic, disclosing a sentence accused in the theft of about 129 million rubles for the implementation of the theatre project “Platform”.

In her opinion, Apfelbaum was not aware of the criminal nature of the events.

As the judge read out the pieces of silver in may 2011 agreed with Apfelbaum on the establishment of the “Seventh Studio”, has formed a Board that included producer Yuri itina. In August 2011, agreed the allocation of funds by fraud of employees of the Ministry of culture. Also, together with Tinym and producer Alexey Malopolski created a group for events of the project “Platform”, assigned the role of a criminal to steal.

According to the judge, Serebrennikov performed the General management of all team members and took steps to conceal the theft. He also, according to the court, “hid the embezzlement and the state caused especially large damage”. Serebrennikov has overstated the value of the activities in the framework of the “Platform”, the verdict stated.

investigators believe that all the defendants kidnapped 129 million roubles of 214 million roubles, which were allocated in 2011-2014, “the Seventh Studio” for the development and promotion of contemporary art in Russia in the framework of the project “Platform”.

during the debate, the Prosecutor demanded to appoint Serebrennikov penalty of six years in prison, and other defendants in the case, from four to five years. Pieces of silver in his defence said in court that he was proud of the project “Platform”. According to him, the project “Platform” has contributed to the promotion of Russian art in the world.

pieces of silver, Itin, Apfelbaum and Malopolski deny guilt. Materials concerning the former chief accountant Nina Massieu was allocated in separate production in connection with the guilty plea.

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