Serebrennikov left the Investigative Committee as a witness

© Photo : Ira Palamarivka and theater actor, artistic Director of the Gogol center Kirill Serebrennikov. Archive photoSerebrennikov left the Investigative Committee as a witness© Photo : polar Ira

Director Kirill Serebrennikov was questioned as a witness, told RIA Novosti senior assistant head of GSU SK of Russia across Moscow Julia Ivanova.

With Serebrennikov, according to the TFR, taken an obligation to appear to the investigator.

As the correspondent of RIA Novosti, the Director came out of the UK. At the exit, he told journalists that went by the name «witness» said he was tired, he sat in his car and refused to comment further.

Earlier, Ivanov told RIA Novosti that the searches Serebrennikov in the «Gogol-center» are on the case of embezzlement in the 2014 budget money in especially large size, allocated Autonomous non-commercial organization «the Seventh Studio». According to her, they are «in a number of locations in various regions of Russia, including in the home and place of work by Kirill Serebrennikov».

Later the Investigative Committee said the searches are connected with the case of embezzlement of 200 million rubles allocated from the budget for the development of art.

Press Secretary of the President of Russia 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».

In support Serebrennikov made Oleg Tabakov, mark Zaharov, Evgenie Mironov and other famous actors who signed a letter in which he called the Director’s «honest, decent and approachable man».