On Tuesday, June 20, representative of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation Svetlana Petrenko announced the arrest of the former General producer of the company «the Seventh Studio» by Alexei Malopolska. According to her, in the near future the consequence plans to bring the Malopolska accusation and petition to remand, reports RIA Novosti.
Alex Malopolski was the Director of «Gogol-center» in 2013-2015, and was taken with the formulation «for the admitted financial irregularities in the activities of cultural institutions of Moscow», writes Tape.ru. But then the law enforcement agencies were not directed as in the Moscow Department of culture has considered that he just «trusted the wrong people and signed the wrong paper.» Currently, the investigators formed a different opinion.
Defendants in the case about the embezzlement of public funds in the «Seventh Studio» are also former Director General of the company Yuri Itin and accountant Nina Maslyaeva.
According to investigators, the leaders of the «Seventh Studio» from 2011 to 2014 stole about 200 million rubles allocated by the state for the development and promotion of art, said in a posting on the official website of the RF IC. Judging by the publications in the Russian media, Itin and Masliaev suspected of embezzling only a small part of these funds.
23 may in this case was questioned as a witness artistic Director of the Moscow theater «Gogol-center», directed by Kirill Serebrennikov. Earlier in the day in the apartment Director, and also led them to the theater was raided.
As noted NEWSru.com among questioned also was the former head of the Department of state support of art and folk art, culture, and current Director of the Russian academic youth theatre (RAMT) Sophia Apfelbaum. She is a witness in the case.
ANO «the Seventh Studio» was established in July 2011 for implementation of the project Cyril Serebrennikov «Platform».