Bailiffs in St Petersburg have banned the director of the Mikhailovsky Theatre, Vladimir Kekhman, from leaving Russia, said Lenta.
Businessman Kekhman has debts exceeding 285 million rubles (7 million euros). The current restriction lasts until 12 August.
The Kekhman Group JFC imports fruits, but according to various estimates, the company's debts range from 15.8 to 38.5 billion rubles. Kekhman himself was declared bankrupt in a London court at the end of 2012.
The Mikhailovsky Theatre, which he has directed since 2007, will continue with its programming.
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