The theatre critics Union of France in the 57th announced awards for work in the field of theatre, music and dance (Les Prix du Syndicat de la Critique). Russian film Director Kirill Serebrennikov was awarded for best foreign play. Critics have noted his “Outside” was presented a year ago in the programme of Avignon theatre festival. Production Director supervised from Moscow because he was under house arrest in the so-called “Seventh Studio”. Today in the started stage of the debate. The prosecution asked to recognize Mr. Serebrennikov guilty and give him six years in a General regime with a fine of 800 thousand rubles. Play “Outside” was created by order of the Avignon festival with the support of M. ART Foundation and devoted to the Chinese poet and photographer Ren Khan. His erotic photography was in China subject to political attack and that he was targeted for harassment and state censorship.Over the past year in France for the second time marked achievements of Director: August Kirill Serebrennikov became a commander of the French order of Arts and letters.About how the leaders of the French culture and the theater defended the artistic Director of “Gogol-center”— in the material “Kommersant”. Alexey Tarkhanov, Paris