Menchov said that he sees no reason for «special conditions» for Serebrennikov

© RIA Novosti / Michael Mordasova in potomacfever Menchov. Archival photoMenchov said that he sees no reason for «special conditions» for Serebrennikov© RIA Novosti / Michael Mordasova the image Bank

Film Director Vladimir Menshov has declared that sees no reason for «special conditions» in respect of artistic Director of «Gogol-center» Kirill Serebrennikov signed letters in his defense.

On Wednesday at the awards ceremony in the Kremlin, the artistic Director of the Theater of Nations Yevgeny Mironov gave President Vladimir Putin a letter «with a request to pay attention to this matter.» The statement was signed by the artistic Director of the Chekhov Moscow art theatre Oleg Tabakov, artistic Director of theatre «Lenkom» mark Zaharov, the actress Chulpan Khamatova and Sergei Garmash, Alla Demidova, Alexei Agranovich, Victoria Tolstoganova, Jan Sexta, Anatoly Bely, Kseniya Rappoport, Evgeniy Stychkin, Aleksandr Petrov, Irina Starshenbaum, Elizaveta Boyarskaya, Marina Aleksandrova.

«I can’t understand why should I resent what is happening. If indignant, the more that they resent it. Because they seem to insist, insist, in particular, Mironov and Khamatova, who else was involved, approached, they insist that there must be some special camera, special investigators for the Director Serebrennikov, that it is impossible so along with all the delay… So I don’t quite get it, that is, what the hell, why should there be special conditions,» said Menchov, the TV channel «Russia 24».

«I, thank God, you didn’t (sign the letter), but I would not have signed, because I don’t understand,» he added.

Menchov also said he did not believe that government was kept in interrogation for 12 hours and I am sure that is an exaggeration. By artistic Director Menshov, in his words, is in a good relationship.

Searches in «Gogol-center» and home of its artistic Director Serebrennikov held Tuesday in the case of embezzlement of public funds. According to the UK, persons from among the leadership of the nonprofit organization «the Seventh Studio», the founder of which was pieces of silver in 2011-2014 stole about 200 million rubles allocated by the state for the development and promotion of art.

As previously noted by the head of Department of state support for art and folk art, Andrey Malyshev, at the time of the Ministry of culture annually allocates «the Seventh Studio» money for the project «Platform», total funding amounted to 216,5 million rubles.

As noted Menshov, no successful theatre can not survive without additional financial support from the state, as all revenue can go only one utility costs and repair costs of the building.

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