Prosecutors seek six-year jail term for Russian director | AFP

Russian prosecutors call for a six-year prison sentence for acclaimed director Kirill Serebrennikov, accused of embezzling public funds in a case that has stirred criticism at home and abroad. Serebrennikov is charged with creating an organised criminal group with his colleagues and embezzling more than $2 million of state funding for a theatre project called Platforma. IMAGES of Russian director in court

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Russian director Serebrennikov set for trial over fraud case

Russian stage and screen director Kirill Serebrennikov arrives at court in Moscow for trial over a fraud case, more than a year after he was placed under house arrest in a controversial embezzlement probe, he considers “absurd”. FIRST IMAGES

Russian ‘Summer’ cast at Cannes without director Serebrennikov

The cast of “Summer” (‘Leto’), a fast-paced biopic of the Soviet-Korean rock legend Viktor Tsoi, present the film at the Cannes Film Festival without director Kirill Serebrennikov, who has been under house arrest on embezzlement charges since last August.

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