Lev Dodin invited to collect 2.3 million rubles bail for Malopolska

© RIA Novosti / Eugene to Novostinearly in fotobabble Director of the Gogol center Alex Malopolski in the Presnensky district court of Moscow. 21 Jun 2017Lev Dodin invited to collect 2.3 million rubles bail for Malopolska© RIA Novosti / Eugene to Novostinearly the image Bank

Artistic Director of the Maly drama theatre — theatre of Europe Lev Dodin invited cultural workers to raise funds for bail for change of a measure of restraint in respect of the arrested ex-Director of the «Gogol-center» Alexei Malopolska.

Previously Presnensky court of Moscow arrested Malopolska in the case of fraud in an organized group, he faces up to 10 years imprisonment.

«I suggest that all the major Directors, artists, actors of Russian theatres as soon as possible to collect 2.3 million rubles, the mismanagement of which, as I understand it, is A. A. Malopolski, and to offer the court as a pledge that amount to A. A. Malopolski was determined the measure of restraint not involving deprivation of liberty. So that would be if it were not proven, in any case, our country the money will be returned», — the statement says Dodin placed on the page in support of Malopolska in Facebook.

According to Dodin, the list of donors can be made available, and the amount of donations to remain anonymous.

The artistic Director of the MDT considers the collection of funds for the Deposit «an act of craft and of human solidarity». He noted that Malopolska has the status of a suspect, and «keep in custody a suspect in violation of economic officials is inhuman.»

Informed Board members of the Guild of theatre managers of Russia stated that the detention of Malopolska unreasonable measure and ask them to take a decision to cancel this decision.

In may at the Metropolitan theater «Gogol-center» and the home of its artistic Director Kirill Serebrennikov were searched in the case of embezzlement of state funds at a nonprofit organization, «the Seventh Studio», based Serebrennikov. Suspects in the case, in addition to Malopolska, are accountant Nina Masliaev and ex-CEO of the company Yuri Itin.