The ROC rejected the involvement of Bishop Tikhon to the point Serebrennikov

© RIA Novosti / Michael Voskresenskiye in Photobacterium Kirill Serebrennikov in the Basmanny court of Moscow. 17 Oct 2017The ROC rejected the involvement of Bishop Tikhon to the point Serebrennikov© RIA Novosti / Michael Voskresenskiye the image Bank

ROC called «gossip» the media reports about the involvement of Bishop Tikhon to the prosecution directed by Kirill Serebrennikov. This was stated by the Patriarchal Council for culture, and the Executive Secretary by the Bishop.

The TV channel «Rain», citing two unnamed «Federal officials» reported that Bishop Tikhon (Shevkunov) expressed dissatisfaction with work of the Director «in closed conversations with Putin» and showed the President the film «Student».

In the Russian Orthodox Church reminded that Tikhon has repeatedly denied such accusations. So, in a recent interview he stated that he was not looking «Student», or anything else that pieces of silver «shot put».

Also in the Council called «lies» rumours that Tikhon participated in the removal from the premiere of «Nureyev». The Bishop said that «for a large part of our progressive creative community rumors and gossip is their inspiration and ecstasy».

Artistic Director of «Gogol-center» is suspected of organizing the theft of at least 68 million rubles allocated in 2011-2014 for the project «Platform». You want to work on pieces of silver, created an independent organization, «the Seventh Studio».

Investigators were sent to jail the former accountant Nina Maslyaeva and under house arrest — the General Director «the Seventh Studio» Yuri itina. Then took custody of the ex-Director of the «Gogol-center» Alexei Malopolska, and Serebrennikov was placed under house arrest. Maslyaeva made a plea bargain, gave evidence against the other defendants, and in early October she was transferred under house arrest. The rest of the detainees guilt does not recognize.