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Serebrennikov case: Moscow arrests a second theatre boss

October 31, 2017 by norman lebrecht

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The director of Moscow’s Russian Academic Youth Theater (RAMT), Sofia Apfelbaum, has been arrested in connected with the so-called embezzlement charges brought against the international opera director, Kirill Serebrennikov, who is under house arrest.

The police claims that Investigators claim Apfelbaum helped Serebrennikov’s group obtain 214 million rubles ($3.7 million) in state funding by deception.

Serebrennikov is an outspoken critic of the Putin regime. Apfelbaum’s views are unknown.

photo:Tass


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  1. YB says:

    Apfelbaum’s views are not unknown. She has retweeted Putin’s opponent Navalny’s criticism of the regime back in 2012 (and has also tweeted complaints about the close connection of the ministry of culture to the church). A purge of opposition in the intelligencia?


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