Alexander Kibovsky, leading the Department of culture of Moscow, said about the preservation of Kirill Serebrennikov as art Director of the “Gogol-centre”, despite the status of suspect in criminal case of embezzlement of funds from the state budget.
According to Kibovsky, in present obligations of government entrusted to his Deputy. The order of dismissal of artistic Director of “Gogol-center” is not received, said head of the Moscow Department of culture. In complete media Kibovsky said that the theatre operates only in the framework of the Labour code of the Russian Federation.
Earlier media reports stated the court is considering complaints by Kirill Serebrennikov and resolution for artistic Director of “Gogol-center” to explore and to communicate with counsel by telephone. Cancellation of a preventive measure in the form of house arrest, the Director refused.
We will remind, Kirill Serebrennikov, was detained by the Investigative Committee on suspicion of a criminal offence. Artistic Director of “Gogol-center” checked for involvement in the embezzlement of funds (68 million) from the state budget.