Russia prolongs opera director’s detention

Russia prolongs opera director’s detention


norman lebrecht

August 16, 2018

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.


  • Sharon says:

    What a shame