Tobacco hopes that silver will continue to stage performances at the Moscow art theatre

© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Mackinderite in photobackgrounds the head of the Moscow art theatre named after A. P. Chekhov Oleg Tabakov. Archival photoTobacco hopes that silver will continue to stage performances at the Moscow art theatre© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Mackinderite the image Bank

Artistic Director of Moscow art theatre (MKhT) named. Chekhov Oleg Tabakov on Thursday began the season with words of support addressed to the Director Cyril Serebrenikova, who is under house arrest.

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».

«I hope that Kirill Serebrennikov will put a performance on this stage,» said Tabakov, opening the collection.

He recalled that «banging the 120th season». «Age is serious and plans accordingly. We have enough strength and faith in the given circumstances,» added the artistic Director.

Serebrennikov in the Moscow art theatre previously staged the play «Zoyka apartment», «Forest» and «Man-pillow».