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The court plans to reopen the case of the Director Serebrennikov

Petty-bourgeois court of Moscow will once again try to return to the consideration of the case of Director Kirill Serebrennikov, who is accused of stealing money, "the Seventh Studio", told RIA Novosti in court.

The court received the results of the third examination of the case, but the meeting was interrupted because of restrictions imposed to combat the spread of coronavirus. The hearing was postponed several times, as participants in the process took sick leave.

Examination was appointed in December last year, the court instructed the expert center under the Ministry of justice. As experts, the court drew theater critic Olga the Queen and the Deputy Director of the Moscow art theatre named after Maxim Gorky Elena Bazhenov.

The case has conducted two examinations. First, at the stage of investigation, reinforces the accusation is based on the amount imputed to the defendant of the damage. Second, the court-appointed complex financial and valuation and art supports the line of defense and indicates that the defendants are not stolen, and has saved the state money.

In the previous proceedings the court ordered a financial appraisal and art evaluation, which assessed the activities of the "Platform" as a significant cultural phenomenon. Counting the exact numbers, experts have experienced difficulties due to the lack of documentation. But lawyer Dmitry Kharitonov said that the examination found that the project "Platform" has been spent 216 million rubles, with its value of 260 million.

According to investigators, Serebrennikov, producers Alex Malopolski and Yuri Itin, as well as a former employee of the Ministry of culture Sofia Apfelbaum kidnapped 133 of 214 million rubles allocated in 2011-2014, "the Seventh Studio" for the development and promotion of contemporary art in Russia in the framework of the project "Platform". According to the investigation, former producer of "the Seventh Studio" Ekaterina Voronova destroyed part of the accounting documents.