Kirill Serebrennikov, the international opera director whose criticism annoyed the Putin regime, has been under house arrest since August 2017 on trumped-up charges of embezzlement.
Yesterday, at a custody hearing, his house arrest was extended by another month.
Serebrennikov told the court that, as an artistic director, he had nothing to do with finances. ‘Everything we have read in this case explicitly confirms that what is happening is absolute nonsense,’ he said.
Kafka could have written the script.