Khamatova and Mironov read a letter in support Serebrennikov

© RIA Novosti / Kirill to Kallinikova in fotobounce on the building of the Gogol center. Archival photoKhamatova and Mironov read a letter in support Serebrennikov© RIA Novosti / Kirill to Kallinikova the image Bank

Oleg Tabakov, mark Zaharov, Evgenie Mironov and other famous actors signed the letter in support of the artistic Director of «Gogol-Center» Kirill Serebrennikov, who on Tuesday were searched in the criminal case, told reporters the actress Chulpan Khamatova.

«We all know him as an honest, decent and open person. The work of a talented Director and all of the theater was interrupted by the sudden search. We Express our heartfelt support to our colleagues and hope that the investigation will be objectively and fairly, without undue violence to the persons affected by the investigation, and not disrupt the creative activity of theater troupe and the Kirill Serebrennikov,» said Khamatova.

According to her, the pieces of silver – «one of the brightest Russian Directors, whose merits are recognized not only in our country but throughout the world.» Colleagues and friends of the Director of the «Gogol-center», said Khamatova, shocked, but do not intend to cancel performances.

The letter, which was read Khamatova, in her words, was signed by Oleg Tabakov, mark Zaharov, Evgenie Mironov, Sergey Garmash, Alla Demidova, Alexei Agranovich, Victoria Tolstoganova, Jan Sexta, Anatoly Bely, Kseniya Rappoport, Evgeniy Stychkin, Aleksandr Petrov, Irina Starshenbaum, Elizaveta Boyarskaya, Marina Alexandrova, Nina Zarkhi, edition of the journal «Iskusstvo Kino» and others.

Searches Serebrennikov, led by the theatre and a number of other addresses were held this morning in the case of embezzlement of 200 million rubles allocated from the budget in 2014 Autonomous non-commercial organization «the Seventh Studio».

According to RIA Novosti source in law enforcement bodies of Moscow, the status of the government in a criminal case will become clear after the interrogation.

Press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov urged not to politicize searches Serebrennikov in the «Gogol-center». According to him, «we are talking about suspicion in plunder of budgetary funds», «no politics, no art — there is nothing there».

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