Acclaimed Russian director convicted but not sent to prison

Russian film and theater director Kirill Serebrennikov, wearing a face mask to protect against coronavirus to protect against coronavirus, greets his supporters and colleagues as he leaves the Meshchansky court after hearings in Moscow, Russia, Friday, June 26, 2020. A Moscow judge has convicted an acclaimed Russian theater director of embezzling state funds and imposed a three-year suspended sentence in a case widely seen as politically motivated. Kirill Serebrennikov and his associates were found guilty of fraud and embezzling 129 million rubles (over $1.8 million) of state funding for a theater project.