The Moscow city court left Serebrennikov under house arrest until October 19

© RIA Novosti / Michael Voskresenskiye in fotomancer pieces of silver. Archival photoThe Moscow city court left Serebrennikov under house arrest until October 19© RIA Novosti / Michael Voskresenskiye the image Bank

The Moscow city court until October 19, extended the term of house arrest of Director Kirill Serebrennikov accused of embezzlement in the «Seventh Studio», the correspondent of RIA Novosti news from the courtroom.

«The court held: the petition of the investigation to satisfy, extend the measure of restraint in the form of house arrest,» announced the decision of the judge Alexander Rybak.

By that decision it extended the term of house arrest of the former General Director «the Seventh Studio» Yuri Itino.

At the meeting, the lawyer Dmitry Kharitonov has announced an excerpt from the testimony of the former chief accountant Nina massieu about the cash. «From these statements it follows that the project «Platform» was issued 50% of the funds cashed out, they went to the props, services, and so on. The remaining cash went on wages to employees (at various times there were between 40 to 60 people), fees to artists and musicians,» — said the lawyer.

He recalled that the matter of Massieu allocated in separate manufacture and will be considered in a special manner. «She meets with the case, and nobody is in a hurry. Apparently, first she’ll have to testify in court against Serebrennikov, and then her case will pass in court» — the lawyer considers.

In turn, the pieces of silver promised not to hide and not to exert pressure on the investigation, which is already completed. «I’m not going to destroy the evidence — they need to be protected, they are all in our favor,» he said at the meeting.

Currently the investigation is completed, pieces of silver, and most of the other accused persons are already familiar with the case. The case made a number of examinations surveyed at least 100 witnesses. Investigative actions were held in Moscow and Yaroslavl region.

During that extended the measure of restraint, investigation intends to refer the case to the Prosecutor for approval of the indictment (the Supervisory authority shall adopt the relevant decision within 10 days), and then to the court for consideration on the merits.

As believes a consequence, pieces of silver and the other defendants kidnapped 133 of 214 million rubles allocated in 2011-2014 ANO «the Seventh Studio» for the development and promotion of contemporary art in Russia in the framework of the project «Platform».

All the defendants, except former chief accountant Nina Massieu, guilty itself does not consider.