Sands addressed the Ministry of culture the question of the financing of cultural projects

© RIA Novosti / Sergey Goneeverything in photobanks Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov. Archival photoSands addressed the Ministry of culture the question of the financing of cultural projects© RIA Novosti / Sergey Goneeverything the image Bank

Press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov addressed the question of the financing of cultural projects in connection with the work of Director Kirill Serebrennikov, the Ministry of culture.

«It is a question of the municipal authorities, where there are theaters, accountable to the municipal authorities and the Ministry of culture where the institution accountable,» said Sands, answering the question on whether there are imperfections in the financing of cultural projects, which start speaking cultural community, in connection with the case Serebrennikov.

According to Peskov, «to analyse such a system» is not the prerogative of the Kremlin. «The main fact in this story is that there are laws, there are rules that you must follow when using public money. That’s all. There’s no ideology, no question of perfection or imperfection of a system. There are rules that need to accomplish,» he added.

Basmanny court of Moscow on August 23 put the artistic Director of «Gogol-center» Serebrennikov under house arrest on charges of fraud. The protection offered to release the Director on bail or surety. The Director is serving house arrest in his apartment on Prechistenka street in Central Moscow. The court allowed the Director at the time of his arrest to visit the theater, but only with the permission of the investigator.

Artistic Director of «Gogol-center» is charged with organization of embezzlement of at least 68 million rubles allocated in 2011-2014 for the project «Platform».

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