Russian Theater Director Detained On Suspicion Of Justification Of Terrorism


Moscow theater director Yevgenia Berkovich was detained on May 4 over her production of the play Finist -- The Brave Falcon, which is about Russian women who married Muslim men and moved to Syria. Berkovich's mother, noted rights defender Yelena Efros, said on Facebook that her daughter may be charged with justification of terrorism. The author of the play in question, Svetlana Petriichuk, was detained for questioning, her husband said on May 4. The play was first performed in December 2020. Last year, it won Russia's Golden Mask national theater award. To read the original story by Current Time, click here.