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VCIOM: 47% of Russians do not know about the case, "the Seventh Studio"

More than half of Russians have not heard about the Director Cyril Serebrennikov, and 47% did not know about the case, "the Seventh Studio", according to a survey by VTSIOM.

Petty-bourgeois court of Moscow on June 26 admitted 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".

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. Pieces of silver, after the verdict stated that he was unhappy with the verdict.

According to the research poll, 52% of respondents first heard about Serebrennikova during the survey, 11% had only heard his name, but some people still know about it and were able to specify what he is known for - 16% said that he directed, 7% - he was arrested for embezzlement of budget funds, 6% - that it was tried, the 5% that he was Director of the "Gogol-center", 3% - he's a Director who is tried for embezzlement of budget funds.

The study notes that almost half of Russians (47%) the first time I hear about the "Seventh Studio", and 44% had heard something, 9% are well aware of this. Also, 62% of respondents first heard about the fact that recently a court in Moscow issued a guilty verdict Serebrennikov, 29% had heard something, but the details don't know 9% well aware of this.

With 40%, according to VTSIOM, more positively evaluate the sentence defendants in the case, 17% - rather negatively, 29% do not care, 14% were undecided. From those who know or heard about the arrest Serebrennikova, supports the court's decision, with 44% perceived it negatively or indifferent - for 23%, respectively, 11% were undecided.

As indicated in the survey, among those who reacted to the verdict is positive, 32% indicated that silver coins should be punished for their actions, and 26 percent that his guilt is proved, the court's decision, 25% think he should reimburse the money spent. Among respondents of the same group, which is negatively assessed, the verdict Director, 61% believe that the sentence is soft, it is necessary to give stricter, 29% said that the trial was unfair, 15% - that it's not his fault he has committed no crime.

States that among those who are knowledgeable of the individual Serebrennikov, 41% think the punishment quite adequate to the situation, 23% - too soft, and 2% too hard, and 13% were undecided.

A nationwide survey "polls-Sputnik" held on 1 July. In the survey participated 1.6 thousand of Russians aged 18 years. Method of research - telephone interview. For a given sample size the maximum error with 95% probability does not exceed 2.5%.