The investigative Committee has detained the Director of the Russian academic youth theatre (RAMT) Sophia Apfelbaum, suspected of falsifying documents through which «the Seventh Studio» by Kirill Serebrennikov received the government contract to 214 million rubles.
About it writes on Thursday, October 26, the Pro-Kremlin newspaper Izvestia».
Apfelbaum detained after questioning in the near future the consequence intends to petition for her arrest.
According to investigators, Apfelbaum instructed to develop terms of reference «for the party» auction. This document contained a paragraph stating that the contract must have the copyright or license to the project «Platform».
In August 2011, «the Seventh Studio» won the competition, which was held by the Commission headed Apfelbaum, explains the TV channel «Rain».
Later, the Director of Ramtha took the post of Deputy Director of the Department of state support of professional art and national creativity of the Ministry of culture, and in July 2013 she became head of this Department, having, according to «Izvestia», in the role of the state.
Recall that one of the defendants in the criminal case of embezzlement is a renowned Director Kirill Serebrennikov, who created the company «the Seventh Studio». In 2011, he developed the project for development and promotion of contemporary art «Platform», the implementation of which the Ministry of culture has allocated more than 214 million rubles.
The case also pass the former General producer of the «Seventh Studio»Alex Malopolski, former CEO of the troupe Yuri Itin, chief accountant Nina Masliaev and producer Ekaterina Voronova.