Serebrennikov said that the investigation has no evidence against him

© RIA Novosti / Michael Voskresenskiye in fotomancer pieces of silver, accused of embezzlement of funds during consideration of the petition of the investigation on the extension of his remand in the Basmanny court of Moscow. 18 July 2018Serebrennikov said that the investigation has no evidence against him© RIA Novosti / Michael Voskresenskiye the image Bank

The Director Kirill Serebrennikov says that the investigation has no evidence of theft in «the Seventh Studio», the correspondent of RIA Novosti news from the courtroom.

«According to the investigation, we stole it, cashed the money and then for three years conducted a project «Platform». We are acquainted with the case materials. Even the evidence of Massieu (Nina Masliaev — chief accountant of Studio seven pleaded guilty and testified against the other defendants – ed.) confirm that we stole something. According to her, before running the «Platform» we asked for help in withdrawing cash, because if you carry out transactions non-cash, you will have to pay too much tax and may not be enough funds for all the projects,» explained silver.

He noted that he does not consider the cashing is good, but rebuked the consequence that it is not investigating the payment of taxes or the expenditure of the money cashed. «Say: if cashed, you stole it,» said Serebrennikov.

The Director explained that all the money went on the project and its workers were paid in cash and sign for it.

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 deal with the investigation, testified against the other defendants and in the beginning of October 2017 has been translated under house arrest. Her case was allocated in separate production.

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.