"Contemporary" explained the silence after the accident with Ephraim

The team of the theater "Contemporary" called upon to show magnanimity and not to fall into the extreme of condemnation of the situation that occurred with the actor Mikhail Efremov, who has always been and remains an integral part of the theater, told RIA Novosti in the press service of the institution on Monday.

Efremov on the evening of 8 June on the Garden ring driving a Jeep Grand Cherokee drove into the oncoming lane and collided with "Lada", which driver, courier online-shop Sergey Zakharov, died from his injuries in the hospital. The Moscow Prosecutor's office stated that the actor at the time of the accident was in a condition of alcoholic or narcotic intoxication. Efremov is under house arrest, for traffic violations committed in a state of intoxication and entailed on imprudence death of the person, to it threatens imprisonment for the term from 5 till 12 years.

"Contemporary" brings sincere condolences to the family of the deceased Sergey Zakharov. "I hope that his family enough strength and courage to survive the loss and keep a bright memory of him. We also want mental stability, Mikhail Efremov and his family", - said in the theater.

The team is asking for this incredibly challenging time to be all magnanimous, not into the extreme of condemnation. "The tragedy occurred, and to turn the clock back will fail, no matter how desirable. It is impossible to become judges, to condemn or, on the contrary, to justify. However, it is very important in whatever was to prevent the aggression, negative energy to grow. Charity is the greatest gift. Today it needs each of us. Take care of yourself", - concluded in the theater.

A few days after the accident Efremov recorded a video message and asked forgiveness from the family of Sergey Zakharov and promised help if the "accept". The artist said that the fair will be punished, and called their actions "unforgivable". The lawyer of the injured party Alexander Dobrovinsky has told RIA Novosti that Zakharov's family did not accept the apology of Ephraim and not accept his financial help.