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|Acclaimed Russian theater and film director Kirill Serebrennikov was put under house arrest Wednesday after being charged with fraud in a case that has sent shockwaves through the arts community.
The director denounced the charges against him as "absurd" after investigators detained him in Saint Petersburg on Tuesday and drove him to Moscow where he was charged by the Investigative Committee Jonathan Marchessault Jersey , which probes major crimes.
He was then held in jail ahead of the hearing on whether to keep him behind bars.
Hundreds of people gathered outside the Basmanny district court in Moscow to support Serebrennikov, 47, who heads the city's Gogol Centre theater and has staged shows at the legendary Bolshoi.
Judge Yelena Lenskaya ruled to confine the director under house arrest until October 19, an AFP correspondent reported from the courtroom, as people outside cried "Shame!" and whistled in protest.
But the judge added that Serebrennikov could continue going to work if the investigators allowed it.
Serebrennikov's lawyer Dmitry Kharitonov said after the hearing that he would appeal Brad Hunt Jersey , calling house arrest ruling "excessive and baseless."
Earlier in court, a representative of the Investigative Committee had told the judge that Serebrennikov was accused of a serious crime and might flee or put pressure on witnesses.
"He can hide from the investigation. He has real estate abroad," he argued.
The Investigative Committee, which probes serious crimes, accuses Serebrennikov of defrauding the state of at least 68 million rubles ($1.15 million) in arts funding from 2011 to 2014 on a side project called Platform.
Serebrennikov William Karlsson Jersey , standing in a courtroom cage clad in a denim jacket, jeans and baseball cap, said he was confused by the charges as he had "spent all the money given by the government on the project."
He asked the court to be freed to continue working on his new film.
"I'm not going to run from the investigation, I'm an innocent person, an honest person David Perron Jersey ," he said.
If convicted, he could be jailed for up to 10 years.
The case has sparked outrage and fears over shrinking artistic freedoms in Russia. Some critics have denounced it as a demonstration of force against liberal culture ahead of next year's presidential election, when President Vladimir Putin is expected to run for office again.
Serebrennikov's detention "in a largely absurd case... is a signal to the creative part of society from the authorities," business daily Vedomosti said in an editorial.
Already in May, leading arts figures spoke out in support of Serebrennikov after a raid on his apartment and theater. He was declared a witness in the fraud case and had his passport confiscated.
The court ruling to restrict Serebrennikov's freedom came after the sister of Russian billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov Luca Sbisa Jersey , publisher Irina Prokhorova, offered to pay any amount of bail.
Thirty cultural figures also vouched for Serebrennikov, including Bolshoi Theatre General Director Vladimir Urin, film director Alexei German Jr. and the widow of Soviet dissident novelist Alexander Solzhenitsyn, Natalia.
"We believe such treatment of Kirill Serebrennikov is unacceptable Oscar Dansk Jersey ," news website Meduza wrote in an editorial. It dismissed the case against him as "unconvincing," as investigators were claiming that a play which received wide acclaim in Russia and abroad was never in fact staged.
Culture Minister Vladimir Medinsky Wednesday insisted that the case had a strong basis.
"I know for sure that it's not a frame-up. I have a source," the minister told journalists.
The minister, who has tightened official control over theater and film, nevertheless described the case as "very sad Oscar Lindberg Jersey ," state news agency RIA Novosti reported.
Serebrennikov was appointed in 2012 to head an ailing and unpopular Soviet-era theater, transforming it into a contemporary venue now called the Gogol Centre. As well as staging his own innovative productions, he hosted film and dance festivals.
He has spoken out against growing censorship in the arts while himself being scorned by conservative figures including Medinsky, who has criticized his reinterpretation of classic works.
He has nevertheless won accolades from the cultural establishment for more mainstream works. His ballet A Hero of Our Time at the Bolshoi Theatre won the country's most prestigious theatrical award, the Golden Mask Cody Eakin Jersey , in 2016.
However his latest Bolshoi project Nureyev, a ballet based on the life of legendary dancer Rudolf Nureyev who defected to the West, was pulled three days before the premiere in July in an unprecedented move.
SYDNEY, May 12 (Xinhua) -- An accident which saw an Australian cruise ship crash into a Melbourne pier with passengers on board in January was avoidable, a report into the incident has found.
On Jan. 13 Reilly Smith Jersey , the Spirit of Tasmania II cruise ship broke free of its moorings in Port Melbourne with 120 passengers on board, crashing into the car bridge and ramp at Station Pier.
Witnesses were left stunned when the ship dramatically broke away from the dock as it was hit by winds exceeding speeds of 100 km per hour.
The incident left the ship stranded in Melbourne for several days, causing major freight delays and leaving passengers stranded.
The two Spirit of Tasmania ships carry passengers from Melbourne to Devonport and vice versa, operating a service each way every day and two each way on Saturday's.
A report by the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) released on Friday said the crash could have been prevented if the TT Line ferry had been monitoring weather conditions.
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