“It’s Only Getting Darker”: Arrested Russian Director Has Long Record Of Dissent

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“Russia is an unbelievably dark and ignorant country, and it’s only getting darker.” — Kirill Serebrennikov in 2014”

Is this the future that you want? Those with the right to free speech, freedom of assembly, freedom of the press, cannot afford to be complacent. Included in this must be freedom of religion and separation of church and state. Without these freedoms, eventually people may fear thought. And, ultimately this stifles creativity and innovation.

From RFERL: https://www.rferl.org/a/serebrennikov-director-arrested-dissent-authorities-putin/28693065.htmlIt’s Only Getting Darker’: Arrested Russian Director Has Long Record Of Dissent August 23, 2017 16:58 GMT by Carl Schreck

Kirill Serebrennikov, the acclaimed theater and film director whose arrest in Moscow this week on embezzlement charges rocked Russia’s political and cultural classes, has repeatedly clashed with officials over artistic freedoms and sharply criticized the ruling elite.

Investigators accuse the artistic director of the Gogol Center theater, who also founded a dramatic collective…

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