Closer, a popular clubbing space and art center in the Ukrainian capital of Kiev, has announced that it has won its case to stay open for business.
Last year the club was stung by police raids, which reportedly found quantities of marijuana and amphetamine. Since then, authorities came down on the institution with allegations that they were housing trafficking and dealing of illegal substances. Resident Advisor has today reported that Closer has won its appeal, and can continue with business as usual. One of the club's representatives, Timur Basha, suggested that with "help from the media," the courts were able to see that they were "not just another club."