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The court refused to take case experts Serebrennikov

Petty-bourgeois court of Moscow refused to take of experts who considered stolen 128 million rubles allocated for the implementation of the project "Platform" directed by Kirill Serebrennikov, told RIA Novosti lawyer Irina Poverennova.

"The court denied the motion to exclude examination and recusal of experts", - said Powernova.

On the project "Platform" implemented "the Seventh Studio", were allocated 216 million rubles. When it took over the UK, the first examination has estimated the damage at 133 million rubles, the second found that the defendants, on the contrary, had saved the money of the Ministry of culture. A third thought has calculated the damages of 128 million rubles.

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.