moscow - A court in Moscow has imposed house arrest on the arrested prominent Russian director Kirill Serebrennikov. The measure is valid until October 19, Tass reported a press agency.
The internationally renowned director was arrested on Tuesday. Justice accuses him of eclipse of 68 million rubles (slightly less than one million euros), which were intended for a theater project. Serebrennikov would conduct an opera in Stuttgart in September.
During the time of his house arrest, Serebrennikov can not visit theaters or use a telephone.
Many Russian artists have criticized the actions of the judicial authorities in the case. Serebrennikov, among others art director of the avant-garde Gogol Center theater in Moscow, denies something wrong.