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Russia hands prominent director three-year suspended sentence in embezzlement case: Ifax

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A Russian court on Friday handed award-winning film and theatre director Kirill Serebrennikov a three-year suspended sentence after finding him guilty of embezzlement, the Interfax news agency reported.

The court ordered Serebrennikov and two colleagues to return 129 million rubles ($1.85 million) in state funds that they were alleged to have stolen. They had denied the charges.

Reporting by Polina Ivanova; Writing by Alexander Marrow; Editing by Tom Balmforth

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