Cyril, Serebrennikova: Vitaly Belousov / “Kommersant”
The President of Russia Vladimir Putin can not really assist ride Director Kirill Serebrennikov at the Cannes film festival. This was stated press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov on Thursday, may 10, Interfax reported.
“I would like to clarify the history of the Cannes film festival. Indeed, the organizers of the Cannes film festival addressed to foreign Ministry, where requested to ensure the arrival Serebrennikov to the festival. Indeed, the Ministry of foreign Affairs was sent to the reply where we explained that, as in any other country in the world, as well as in France, nor the foreign Ministry nor the President does not have the rights and powers somehow influence the decision of the judicial or investigative authorities,” Peskov said.
A Kremlin spokesman added that a written response to the request of the representatives of the festival were not directly from the President.
Earlier in the press service of the Cannes film festival said that the organisers received the answer of the Russian President to appeal with a request to assist the arrival of the Director at the event, which said that Vladimir Putin would be happy to help Cannes film festival, but the Russian justice independently.
The festival announced the film by Kirill Serebrennikov “the Summer” your story “Movie.”
Kirill Serebrennikov since August, is under house arrest, he is accused of embezzlement of budget funds in the implementation of the project “Platform”.
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