Russia's theatre and film director Kirill Serebrennikov, right, gestures to his heart at supporters after a hearing in a court in Moscow, Russia, on Wednesday, August 23, 2017. A Moscow court put the widely revered Serebrennikov under house arrest on charges of embezzling US$1.1 million, in a case widely seen as part of ongoing crackdown on freedom of expression in Russia. Photo: AP

Theatre director who annoys Russian establishment given house arrest

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Russia's theatre and film director Kirill Serebrennikov, right, gestures to his heart at supporters after a hearing in a court in Moscow, Russia, on Wednesday, August 23, 2017. A Moscow court put the widely revered Serebrennikov under house arrest on charges of embezzling US$1.1 million, in a case widely seen as part of ongoing crackdown on freedom of expression in Russia. Photo: AP
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