Russian film stars offer support to director in fraud case

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Kirill Serebrennikov, an outspoken Kremlin critic accused of embezzlement, has house arrest extended

Some of Russia’s most famous actors and directors have rallied around an award-winning film and theatre director who faces up to 10 years in prison on fraud charges that critics allege are Kremlin payback for his outspoken views.

Kirill Serebrennikov, 48, is accused of embezzling 133m roubles (£1.7m) in government funds allocated to his Platforma theatre project. A Moscow court on Tuesday extended his house arrest, which he has been under since August, until 19 April.

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