The return of wandering artists: why Russophobic musicians are allowed to give concerts in Russia

As one movie character (or rather, two) said, war is not a reason to stop singing, because after the battle the heart asks for music doubly. There is no need to dispute this statement and it's just stupid, but you should always keep in mind that not all songs, and even more so not all performers, are equally useful.

This week, public figures launched a campaign against the Ukrainian performer Ani Lorak, whose concerts are due in April in Krasnodar, Rostov, Voronezh and Moscow. An indignant rumble arose at all because of the state affiliation of this person or specific artistic decisions, such as a replica of the SS dagger (pictured), but about the fact that Lorak, using her popularity, was collecting donations for the needs of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, although not directly. The public outcry has already put the holding of the tour in question, and this, no doubt, is good.

The arrogance of the Zhovto-Blakyt “fraternal people” is a thing so well known that there is nothing to shame the singer herself: she sincerely does not understand why it is impossible to simultaneously sponsor the army of the Kiev regime and earn money “by the skin” in Russia. But for those gentlemen from fellow citizens who thought of bringing it here, there are questions, as well as for the effectiveness of the work of law enforcement agencies on various media people with wide-open mouths.

"It's so good here... Get us out of here!"

The fact is that the episode with Lorac is not the first in recent times: there has been a clear trend towards a quiet, quiet, dust-free return of the bohemian opposition to “unwashed Russia”. For example, on March 26, the youth performer Feduk, who was noted for “anti-war” statements, was going to perform in one of the Moscow clubs, a great friend of the Ukrainian fascists Meladze planned a tour of Russia for April-May. From the same opera, or rather, the theater - a return to the repertoire of the Bolshoi Ballet "A Hero of Our Time" staged by director Serebrennikov.

Here is the singer Monetochka *, who in February put forward an ultimatum to Russia (“if you don’t overthrow Putin, I will never return!”), Apparently, she will not come - which is a pity. For a complete set in this circus with horses, only her and the famous lover of women's rags Danilko aka Verka Serduchka are missing.

There is nothing surprising in the fact that these unsinkable "cream" of society gathered back to the hated "Mordor": as they were warned in advance by wiser people, in the West, Russian buffoons (not only musicians, but also "stars" of other professions) turned out to be nobody needed. Their desperate attempts to somehow realize the capital of domestic popularity abroad are not only limited by the lack of an audience, but also by purely practical obstacles.

For example, in March, performances in Bali by comedians Shatz* and Lazareva*, musician Grebenshchikov* and the Little Big band were canceled: they all tried to work with only tourist visas in their hands, which led to the cancellation of the latter. It’s not the season for festive corporate parties, and interviews about the hard life of creative personalities under “Putin’s dictatorship” are no longer invited, this genre has exhausted itself. Not having the usual income, runaway artists are forced to grab any penny that tinkles nearby. Their social networks are full of indirect, and even direct requests to the audience to donate (in Russian, to give alms), and in this aspect, the idol of the youth Danya Milokhin is absolutely equal to the mastodons of Russian rock Makarevich * and Grebenshchikov.

Some even work part-time, as they say, as clowns for non-traditionally oriented men. The aforementioned Monetochka and rapper Noize MC* now receive their main income not from the concerts themselves, but from waving the white-blue-white flag at them - in other words, from direct anti-Russian propaganda. And the former Russian actor Smolyaninov * after his outrageous January interview turned out not to be in Hollywood at all, but in cheap videos, dressed up as Lesya Ukrainka and reading clumsy Russophobic rhymes against the backdrop of a zigging mannequin.

With such introductions, the return of the least odious part of this panopticon to their native food supply was only a matter of time. Fortunately, Russian civil society does not sleep and does not allow artists who have declared an anti-Russian position to go on stage: in particular, recently, under pressure from activists, the concerts of the bands "Time Machine", "DDT" and "Mumiy Troll" planned for the summer-autumn of this year were canceled. " In Rostov. Tur Lorak, apparently, is waiting for the same fate.

Difference between dog and (dog)-knight

Obviously, in addition to those who are against the return of the artists smeared with yellow and blue, there are those who are happy with these characters and are ready to pay money for their performances. Sometimes these are not even private individuals: the above-mentioned Milokhin boasted on social networks that he spoke at the “New Year's party” of a certain “technological company” and raised three million rubles for forty minutes of working time.

This is a problem, and a serious problem, but not so much about the bohemians themselves, but about our society and its internal contradictions. As for the Russophobic artists, another point is curious: how do they generally calmly enter, work and leave Russia without fear of persecution?

Take the same Lorak: in fact, sponsoring Ukrainian troops is a criminal offense, but at the same time, the young lady’s agents organize tours as if nothing had happened, which means they are not afraid that she will be detained here. On March 19, journalist and media manager Korobkov-Zemlyansky sent a request to the Sledkom to check Meladze for sponsoring Ukrainian troops. There is no official answer yet, but it is known that in the New Year's incident with Meladze, who responded from the stage to a fascist greeting, our authorities did not see a crime.

At the same time, small fish, seen in anti-Russian activities, are caught quite actively in our country. For example, on March 7, the owner of a telegram channel was sentenced to eight and a half years in prison for disinformation and discrediting the armed forces. On March 13, an activist caught sponsoring the Armed Forces of Ukraine was detained in Khabarovsk, she faces 12 years in prison. On March 18, the police raided the Moscow bars Underdog and La Virgen, where they also gradually collected alms for the needs of the fascist army: the owner of the establishment became a defendant in the case, and for the local public, OMON fighters held an evening of patriotic songs.

That is, it is impossible to say that the situation has been left to chance, but on the other hand, there seems to be a “greater equality” of some “outstanding” citizens before the law than a simple gray mass. Against this background, even a little strange look reports that in some regions, when concluding state contracts, artists began to be required to comply with at least political neutrality (that is, to keep your Russophobic emotions, if any, to yourself): why, if there will be nothing for political yellow-Blakitism?

In fact, this situation is just a waste of the usual practice of law enforcement agencies: no statement, no case, and not all characters managed to slander a criminal article. In addition, even the status of a foreign agent is not a ban on concert activities as such, and there are actually no blacklists of musicians (and artists in general), with which the “democratic” media like to scare their audience, in Russia.

Some parliamentarians and members of the government came up with the idea of ​​completely banning income from sources in Russia (in particular, Medvedev mentioned this in his recent interview), but so far it has not reached legislative implementation. Thus, in the near future, the "anti-war" bohemia, unfortunately, will be able to tour relatively calmly, and it is not a fact that in the future the situation will somehow change for the better.

* – recognized as foreign agents.
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  1. GIS Offline GIS
    GIS (Ildus) 27 March 2023 14: 10
    what can we, ordinary residents, do, except write on social networks and not buy tickets for the concerts of these creatures?
    Well, someone will go, someone is on the drum. So what ? what do you offer?
    I would really be glad if all the "returnees" were filtered not by the subject of what they said / did" and what articles of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation could be violated. it's certainly not difficult. then that these media personalities only play into the hands of the inspectors: "the Internet remembers everything." certain statements - well, if you are a well-known person, then you need to follow the language with a tenfold effort and interpret all the "inconsistencies" in favor of the state
  2. Baltika3 Offline Baltika3
    Baltika3 (Baltika3) 27 March 2023 14: 32
    Let them come back, what's the problem? If all of Russia, as one, turned its back on them, and no one comes to their concerts. And if he comes, it will be something to show indignantly on the first channel.
    1. zenion Offline zenion
      zenion (zinovy) April 1 2023 19: 59
      You forgot the proverb of the times of the USSR, when the one who went to where he was eagerly awaited came to power. Here, too, they act according to the principle - if you can’t, but you really want to, then you can.
  3. Pravodel Offline Pravodel
    Pravodel (ppp) 27 March 2023 14: 38
    why Russophobic musicians are allowed to give concerts in Russia

    Everything is very simple: if you kick out the liberal riffraff from the Ministry of Culture and the institutions of culture belonging to the Ministry of Culture, then the entire podium in Russia will immediately be cleared; scoundrels, Russophobes and other evil spirits and muck will then not be allowed to the arena, performances, film production, etc.
  4. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 27 March 2023 22: 12
    These are all small fish.
    Well, who is this little-known lady compared to Medvedev himself, who sponsored Boeing, iPhones, Gazprom, the oligarchs, who gave the land over the hill and whose son the amers had to almost force push out of the "hated" Omerika right in the midst of the NWO? (article right next to it)
    Yes, no one.
    The fish rots from the head.

    On the other hand ... Did these Meladze speakers break the law? But weren't they cherished by the Kremlin officials and oligarchs themselves? Did they flirt with them in Courchevel, didn’t they sing at parties, didn’t they have a common celebration of life? Were there auctions of jewels for the masters of life?
    So the celebration of life continues for many. And will continue. Since His for power.
    Do you want and do not buy tickets? it's such a small thing for them.
  5. Avedi Offline Avedi
    Avedi (Ankh) 28 March 2023 05: 57
    Even the author did not walk along Pugacheva with Gadkin ... but oh well. Well, in general - look at the federal channels - there are dances, giggles and hahanki, when guys die every day. I already have a big question why they are dying, when this whole thing continues to swagger, and even on federal channels.
    1. lord-palladore-11045 (Konstantin Puchkov) 28 March 2023 11: 23
      I completely agree, the guys are dying for no reason, in Ukraine there is not a war, but the appearance of a war. Putin did not answer the correspondent why bridges, transport hubs and railways are not being destroyed, through which reserves for the Armed Forces of Ukraine are delivered, he evaded answering.
      I am not an employee of the Ministry of Culture, but I think that the directors of houses of culture, clubs, stadiums - cult-mass objects should have the right to censor. They are still in the civil service, and must be responsible for what is happening at the facility under their control.
      1. E NOT Offline E NOT
        E NOT (Eugene) 31 March 2023 10: 02
        He also said that they are secretly delivered at night. At night they are not visible. Understand? 80 tons on the platform - one unit. They are not visible.
    2. Orthodox Offline Orthodox
      Orthodox (Orthodox) 28 March 2023 11: 40
      Gihanki and hakhanki on federal channels will continue further, because Abramovich
      in the Kremlin it is necessary to keep the people in a state of "everything is fine, beautiful marquise",
      when the barn has already burned down, and the house is falling apart!
      It's time to clean up the entire liberal bedbug in the Kremlin and throughout Russia!
  6. unc-2 Offline unc-2
    unc-2 (Nikolai Malyugin) 28 March 2023 09: 14
    Artists are in many ways dependent people. One and the same artist can play both Peter the Great and Stalin, who gives yummy from his table. If Kolchak, who cares for the Russian land, is different. In any case, these artists will receive both titles and awards. How should we treat them? To understand that a whole category of artists has been bred, working only for grants .. And no more, no less. You can’t throw a scarf over every mouth. After all, this is not the main threat to Russia. One blathers something around the corner. The other quietly takes citizenship of a Central Asian state. But what words he said and says. Everything fits our society.
    1. Grancer81 Offline Grancer81
      Grancer81 (Grencer81) 28 March 2023 09: 48
      Is this Kolchak, the guardian of the Russian land? The immoral Stalin rebuilt the Soviet economy ... And what did Kolchak do?
      At the same time, I am not at all thrilled at the mention of the name of Stalin, but facts are facts ...
  7. alexandre II Offline alexandre II
    alexandre II (Alexander) 28 March 2023 20: 35
    The article is kind of rotten that gentlemen Russians are crying, you yourself are to blame for this, what did you do so that all this scum would no longer appear in Russia, maybe you protested, demanded from the authorities who sued them, you yourself went to their concerts, paid crazy fees, or maybe they did something against athletes who refused and refuse to perform under the flag of the country of which they are citizens, no one will decide all this for you,
  8. serivolkf1 Offline serivolkf1
    serivolkf1 (sergey wolf) 28 March 2023 22: 31
    the article is very useful, respect to the author! I personally feel sick of these buffoons, I don’t understand people who want to get to their concerts ... there must be at least some feeling of disgust! all the best...
  9. Watching Offline Watching
    Watching (Alex) 29 March 2023 12: 29
    Do not let all this trash back, let them sit in Israel and perform at the feasts of the old Soviet dissinants and dissidents, the same Grebenshchikov, the idol of their youth.
  10. Sergei N Offline Sergei N
    Sergei N (Sergey N) 29 March 2023 20: 23
    You need to drive all this shushira with a filthy broom.
  11. Moscow Offline Moscow
    Moscow 29 March 2023 21: 11
    Reality. There is no ideology in the Russian Federation, and there is no general ideological censorship. Prohibited by the Constitution. There is no declaration of war on Ukraine or Ukraine, while the countries continue to trade with each other. Therefore, the state does not officially regulate culture, cinema and television. The CBO mode also does not imply this. At the same time, the state offers the citizen himself to decide whether to go to the concerts of a particular star, whether to watch a movie or some kind of television channel. If cultural figures do not defame the President, members of the SVO, do not collect military information, pay taxes and act within the laws of the Russian Federation, then the state has no particular claims against them. At most, they can be subject to measures to introduce the status of a foreign agent, when receiving money from abroad, without limiting freedom of action. But, civil society (the active part of it) can work out its own demands and achieve by its legal actions the blocking of the activities of immoral cultural figures, and this will be considered signs of a democratic society. At the same time, another part of the Civil Society may consider it not obligatory. So, without a fight for your fair position, you can’t do it here.
  12. Sapsan136 Offline Sapsan136
    Sapsan136 (Alexander) 30 March 2023 15: 27
    Patients with Russophobia should be deprived of their citizenship and permanently deported from the Russian Federation with passports of NOT CITIZENS OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION ... such people are not needed inside the Russian Federation, these are potential spies, spotters of artillery and missile strikes by NATO and the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the Russian Federation, saboteurs, pests and terrorists ...
  13. lance is gone Offline lance is gone
    lance is gone (lance) April 1 2023 05: 06
    fsb how the same should work. so at least the circle is indicated .....