Russian court dismisses case against famed theater director
MOSCOW (AP) — A Moscow court on Wednesday dismissed the case against an acclaimed theater director, two years after he was accused of embezzlement and put under house arrest.
Moscow court orders new study in theater director’s case
MOSCOW (AP) — A court in Moscow has commissioned a new expert study in the case of an acclaimed theater and film director accused of embezzlement, and adjourned the hearings for two...
MOSCOW (AP) — An acclaimed Russian theater and film director was freed from house arrest Monday, a verdict that follows longtime calls for his release from prominent cultural figures...
Trial for acclaimed theater director opens in Russia
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's arguably best-known contemporary theater and film director pleaded not guilty Wednesday as his fraud trial opened in Moscow.
Kirill Serebrennikov's midnight arrest during a movie shoot in August last year sent shockwaves through Russia's art circles and was seen by some as a chilling omen of a return to Soviet-style censorship.
MOSCOW (AP) — An acclaimed Russian filmmaker and theater director accused of embezzlement must stay under house arrest for another month.
A Moscow court on Wednesday ruled to extend the detention of Kirill Serebrennikov until Aug. 22.
He has been under house arrest since August 2017, and is awaiting trial on charges of embezzling 133 million rubles (about $2 million) of state funding for a theater project.
MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian theater manager accused of embezzlement has been released from prison following public outrage that he remained in detention after a health emergency.
Alexei Malobrodsky, the former director of Moscow's Gogol Center, was arrested in June on charges of embezzling public funds allocated for a theater production. Last week, he was put in emergency care with a cardiac condition.
CANNES, France (AP) — Twice the Cannes Film Festival has risen to given standing ovations to empty seats.
Chairs were left poignantly vacant for two absent filmmakers whose films are in competition for the Palme d'Or at Cannes. Both Iran's Jafar Panahi and Russia's Kirill Serebrennikov were unable to attend their red carpet premieres because both are barred from traveling out of their home countries.
Their absence has put the Cannes spotlight on two cases of artist censorship, their defenders say.
Putin says theater director’s case has no ulterior motives
MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin is rejecting allegations that a prominent Russian theater and film director under investigation for embezzlement is being pursued for his iconoclast views.
Kirill Serebrennikov's productions were reviled by conservative circles, which saw them as decadent and unpatriotic.
Bolshoi to premiere previously canceled Nureyev ballet
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's history Bolshoi Theater is getting ready to premiere a ballet about dancer Rudolf Nureyev after the original opening was postponed and its director arrested.
The production's Moscow opening was canceled on short notice in July, raising concerns that the ballet's frank treatment of Nureyev's same-sex relationships had offended Russian authorities.
Russian court keeps theater director under house arrest
MOSCOW (AP) — A Moscow court on Monday ruled that a prominent theater and film director who is being investigated for fraud must remain under house arrest.
Kirill Serebrennikov, arguably Russia's best known director, was detained and put under house arrest in August in a criminal case that raised fears of a return to Soviet-style censorship.
Serebrennikov's plays have often been targeted by conservative circles, which dismiss his work as decadent and unpatriotic.