About three thousand Russian actors, Directors and other theatre-goers urged the Minister of culture Olga Lyubimov to speak out in defense of Director Kirill Serebrennikov and other defendants in the case, “the Seventh Studio”, which for several years trying to convict in the appropriation allocated to the theater project million roubles from the budget.

The author of the appeal made by the Director Mikhail Bychkov.

We decided to go to the new Ministry of culture, we have high hopes that it will be another cultural policy, a different approach to what happens in it. We urged the Minister to intervene personally, to see with more qualified expertise and, most importantly, to withdraw your claim — quoted by TASS Bychkova.

The letter, among others, signed the actors Chulpan Khamatova, Danila Kozlovsky, Alla Demidova, Olga Volkova, Liya Akhedzhakova, Aleksandr Filippenko, Evgeniya Dobrovolskaya, Aleksandr Ursulyak, Maxim Vitorgan, Alexey Serebryakov, Anatoly Bely, directed by Dmitry Krymov, Viktor Ryzhakov, Anatoly Vasiliev, Adolf Shapiro, Yury Butusov, Grigory Kozlov, Boris uhananov, Marina Brusnikina, Dmitry Chernyakov, Alexander Galibin, Evgeny Pisarev, Mindaugas Karbauskis, Roman Theodore, Denis Bakuradze, Joseph Raihelgauz.

Wrote the first examination conducted during the investigation revealed the theft of 133 million rubles from the state, but the second court-appointed in 2019, pointed out the groundlessness of the accusations. The third ended in 2020 and estimated the damage to the state 128 million rubles — the defense has pointed to the arbitrariness and invalidity of the conclusions.

The consequence considers as the organizer of this fraudulent government scheme under the guise of the project “Platform” in 2011-2014. The Director was detained in 2017. He spent a year and a half under house arrest until 2019 petty-bourgeois court did not let him and other defendants in the case under recognizance not to leave.

Lyubimov in January 2020 has replaced on a post of Minister Vladimir Medinsky.