Moscow City Court has again extended the house arrest of the director Kirill Serebrennikov, who has now been detained for more than a year.
Serebrennikov is accused of embezzling federal arts money. His lawyers say he is being held on false witness testimony designed to silence a Putin critic.
Either way, he can’t leave the house til mid-September, earliest. Them longer he is held, the less foreign protest you hear. Serebrennikov is being forgotten by most western media.