Renowned Russian film, theater and opera director Kirill Serebrennikov, who has been under investigation by Russian authorities for years, lost his job as head of the famous Gogol Center in Moscow.
Serebrennikov wrote on Instagram that he had been informed by the Moscow cultural department that his contract at the state theater expired on February 25.
In his publication, the director hints that he is “starting something new” without revealing details.
The media has been speculating on the fate of the 51-year-old Serebrennikov, given that his contract at the avant-garde theater is about to expire. However, the director is only now commenting on the topic, DPA reports.
Last year, Kiril Serebrennikov was found guilty of misappropriating state funds for the arts and received a suspended sentence after spending a year and a half under house arrest. The court also ordered the director to return the funds he allegedly stole.
The case was declared politically motivated and shook the entire Russian cultural community, recalls the agency, quoted by BTA.