“The Director of the festival “Golden mask” was made in support of the defendants in the case, “the Seventh Studio”

Maria Revyakina wished Serebrennikov, Apfelbaum and others to have the opportunity to work freely

The Director Kirill Serebrennikov in Mosgorstat: TASS, Vyacheslav Prokofiev

– Ceremony of the 24th theatre award “Golden Mask” festival Director Maria Revyakina started with support of the defendants in the case, “the Seventh Studio”.

“Our festival reflects what is happening in the modern theater, the main feature of “Golden mask” is to unite different people. (…) In the past year, we are experiencing a difficult event. (…) There is no doubt that all of them, Kirill Serebrennikov, Sophia Apfelbaum, Yuri Itin, Alex Malopolski is a wonderful professional figures. We all wish them to have the opportunity to work freely,” said Revyakin.

She also noted that “theatre is not a service, but an institution that plays a special role in society.”

The ceremony takes place on the New stage of the Bolshoi theatre on Sunday.

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Ex-Director of the “Gogol-center” Malopolska, as well as the artistic Director of “Gogol-center” and the founder of the “Seventh Studio” Serebrennikov and ex-CEO of ANO Iteno charged with theft of 133 million rubles allocated from the budget for the implementation of the project “Platform” (part 4 of article 159 of the criminal code). As a defendant in the case also is Director of the Russian academic youth theatre (RAMT) Apfelbaum. In separate proceedings on the same charges highlighted the case of former accountant “Seventh Studio” Nina Massieu, as she’s the only one pleaded guilty and entered into a pretrial agreement with the investigation and testified against former colleagues. Another defendant – the former General producer “Seventh Studio” Ekaterina Voronova, was arrested in absentia and declared in the international search. Her case also is allocated in separate manufacture.

Investigative actions in the case have been completed. All the defendants, except a prisoner under the arrest of Malopolska and went abroad to Raven, are under house arrest.

Law enforcement officers detained the pieces of silver in August of 2017 in St. Petersburg directly during the shooting process of the film “Summer” and taken by car to Moscow.

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