Cultural figures were asked to change the measure of restraint Apfelbaum

© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Fedorenkova in fotobanka Apfelbaum. Archival photoCultural figures were asked to change the measure of restraint Apfelbaum© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Fedorenkova the image Bank

Artists, figures of culture and art are asked to soften the measure of restraint to the Director of the Russian academic youth theatre (RAMT) Sophia Apfelbaum in the case of Director Kirill Serebrennikov, the correspondent of RIA Novosti news from the courtroom.

«All of them intercede, I ask to change my client’s measure of restraint on not connected with imprisonment», — reported in the Basmanny court of Moscow lawyer Irina Apfelbaum Powernova.

In the list more than 50 names, among them former Minister of culture of the Russian Federation and Russian Ambassador to the Vatican Alexander Avdeev, Director of the Bolshoi theatre Vladimir urin, artists Lev Dodin, Alexander Kalyagin, Sergey Vlasov, Director of the Bolshoi drama theatre named Tovstonogov Andrey Moguchy and other famous people.

«All of these people give a positive response Apfelbaum,» added the lawyer.

Basmanny court of Moscow is considering the petition of the investigation on the extension of house arrest of Director of Ramtha.

According to the investigation, when he was the Director of the Department of state to support art, culture of the Russian Federation Apfelbaum participated in the theft of at least 68 million rubles in the project «Platform».

According to the investigator, guilty of theft Apfelbaum not guilty, but agreed that it was negligent in budget allocation. Protection, in turn, clearly stated that the guilty head of the theater does not consider himself.

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 public funds to non-profit organizations, «the Seventh Studio».

The known organization Director is charged with the theft of at least 68 million rubles allocated in 2011-2014 for the project «Platform». The Director considers the charges «false and absurd».