The German government has taken note of the verdict Serebrennikov

The German government has taken note of the verdict of the Russian Director Kirill Serebrennikov in the case of "the Seventh Studio", said the official representative of the Cabinet of Germany Steffen Seibert.

Petty-bourgeois court of Moscow on Friday acknowledged Director Kirill Serebrennikov, head of the criminal group, rashitivau public money. According to investigators, the defendants stole 129 of 214 million rubles allocated in 2011-2014 for the promotion of contemporary art of Russia in the framework of the project "Platform".

"We took note of today's guilty verdict. The announcement of the penalties yet, according to our information. As you know, as we often here expressed for the other cases we are following closely the developments in Russia, how there deal with opposition politicians, journalists, civil society, artists," - he said at a briefing on Friday.

He added that the principles of the OSCE and the Council of Europe "are for Russia, or rather the right to freedom of opinion, freedom of creativity, fair representation of different political positions, and it should be, in our opinion, guaranteed in the Russian Federation".

"The government is also in contact with representatives of the Russian Federation stressed that in the case Serebrennikov", he added.

On the project "Platform" implemented "the Seventh Studio", from the Federal budget were allocated 216 million rubles. When it took over the RF IC, the first examination has estimated the damage at 133 million rubles, the second found that the defendants, on the contrary, I saved money the Ministry of culture. The third examination, the conclusions of which were announced on 1 June, estimated the damage at nearly 129 million.