The Kremlin said the situation around Serebrennikov

© RIA Novosti / Valery Melnikova in Photobacterium Kirill Serebrennikov at the meeting of the Basmanny court in Moscow. Archival photoThe Kremlin said the situation around Serebrennikov© RIA Novosti / Valery Melnikovite the image Bank

The Kremlin urged to await the decision of the court in the case of Director Kirill Serebrennikov, because I think that it is related to control over the expenditure of public funds. To politicize this situation is absurd, no question of any censorship, not a question, said the press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov.

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.

«What is happening, that is control over spending. Those who use public money, of course, have to meet certain criteria, monitoring and accountability use of state money, it is absolutely normal practice,» — said Peskov told reporters, answering the question of whether the Kremlin is doing Serebrennikov and consider whether it is necessary to revise the system of state support of such projects, and may be to introduce control over spending.

According to the press Secretary of the head of state, there are countries that do not support this system, and there are countries like Russia, which «actively support». In this case, as the Sands, «of course, public money will need to be addressed».

«Once again, you need to remember that as long as there is no relevant court decision, no one guilty can’t call — do it can only court. Here in this case it is necessary <…> not to speak in vain about some of the politicization of the censorship and so on: such arguments are irrelevant and have nothing to do with purely financial issues,» he said.

Responding to a question about how to assess the level of support government by not only Russian but also world culture, Peskov said: «the support of the shop, in fact, an active participant in this workshop, uncut, understandable, but probably should not be linked this support directly with the issues in the investigation to Serebrennikov has».

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