The court adjourned the hearing on the extension of the term of arrest of ex-head of Studio seven

© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Astapkovich in fotobabble the General Director of the theater group’s Seventh Studio Yuri Itin. archival photoThe court adjourned the hearing on the extension of the term of arrest of ex-head of Studio seven© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Astapkovich the image Bank

The Moscow city court has postponed on may 21 consideration of the petition of a consequence about prolongation of term of house arrest of the former General Director «the Seventh Studio» Yuri Itino, who is accused of embezzlement of budget funds, the correspondent of RIA Novosti news from the courtroom.

«The court decreed to postpone the hearing for may 21 at 16.00», — announced the decision of the judge Andrey Suvorov.

Defender itina at the hearing requested the adjournment because the court has not yet considered the appeal against the extension of detention from April 18 until may 23. The complaint will be considered by the Moscow city court on may 21 at 11:30.

The RF IC 16 may has completed the investigation of the theft of money allocated to the «Seventh Studio» on the development of contemporary art in the framework of the project «Platform».

In may 2017 in the capital’s 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». Initially, the investigators were sent to jail the former accountant Nina Maslyaeva and under house arrest — the General Director of the Studio of Yuri itina.

Then he was taken into custody eks-the Director of «Gogol-center» Alexey Malopolski, and pieces of silver, was placed under house arrest. Maslyaeva made a plea bargain, gave evidence against the other defendants, and in early October was transferred under house arrest. Its business is allocated in separate manufacture. The rest of the defendants guilt is not recognized. Also the case is concluded under house arrest, the Director of the Russian academic youth theatre (RAMT) Sophia Apfelbaum. The former General producer «Seventh Studio» Ekaterina Voronova arrested in absentia and declared in the international search.

In mid-may, the authorities decided to change the Malopolska measure of restraint on recognizance not to leave.