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The lawyer explained why Serebrennikov was given a suspended sentence

The reason for the conditional sentence, the Director Kirill Serebrennikov could be the weak prosecution and a large response to the case, said the lawyer Alexander Pachev.

Petty-bourgeois court of Moscow on Friday announced the verdict in a major case of Studio seven: Director Kirill Serebrennikov received a suspended sentence and a fine of 800 thousand rubles, the other two defendants in the case also received suspended sentences, Sophia Apfelbaum – a fine of 100 thousand rubles, but because of the expiration of time to pay it is not necessary. The first was convicted of embezzling nearly 129 million rubles, and the second of negligence in the reception of documents for payment: Apfelbaum then headed the Department in the Ministry of culture.

"When nepriznannaia the position of the defendants punishment seeks maximum real deadline. In such cases, as humane punishment the court shall appoint, compensate for the weakness of the charges, the flaws of the investigation, the resonance of the case or all of this together," said Pachev RIA Novosti.

The lawyer does not exclude that the appeal against sentence will not only protect, but also a guilty party. He recalled that the sanction established for fraud in especially large size, provides till 10 years of imprisonment and a fine of up to one million rubles.

The project "Platform" implemented "the Seventh Studio" - multi-genre platform, under which was conducted both performances and exhibitions, lectures, workshops. For the project 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.