Moscow judge dismisses Serebrennikov embezzlement charges

Moscow judge dismisses Serebrennikov embezzlement charges


norman lebrecht

August 19, 2019

The charges on which the leading Russian director Kirill Serebrennikov, has been held under house arrest for more than two years  have been dismissed as an accounting error by a Moscow judge, according to Tass, the state news agency.

But this does not mean the director can be released. A further hearing has been scheduled for the end of this week. It is likely to be postponed because one of the attorneys is on holiday.




  • Petros Linardos says:

    Why is Currentzis included in the photograph?

    • miles away says:

      Cos he’s leaving (thank goodness) to work outside Russia and Serebrennikov is not!
      Nothing like a bit of contrast for a bit of fun eh?

      Imagine if they tried to lock up Correntzis, – some maybe think he should be for his horrible renderings of Beethoven!

  • Sharon says:

    Great news!