Trial of Russian stage director seen as test for artistic freedom

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Kirill Serebrennikov has been charged with embezzlement and faces 10 years in prison

Kirill Serebrennikov entered court this week in a black T-shirt bearing a message for Russia, a quote from Nikolai Gogol’s Dead Souls: “Rus’, what do you want from me?”

It was an apt question from Russia’s leading avant-garde director, who faces a tortuous, months-long criminal trial seen as a bellwether for artistic freedom in the country.

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