Russian artists began to refuse concerts in Belarus before the elections

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A number of Russian artists have refused to participate in free concerts, which are to be held in Belarus the day before the presidential election. Stas Piekha, Leonid Agutin, Yuliana Karaulova and the Kar-Men group announced their decision in social networks.

“Our dear residents of Belarus! We will not come due to your numerous and urgent requests. Thank you for your courtesy, sincerity, respect and love! Our feelings are undoubtedly mutual! ” – wrote Agutin on Instagram.

The singer expressed the hope that he will soon be able to perform on stage, but under different circumstances, the TV channel “360” reports.

According to Agutin’s press secretary Natalia Nikolenko, the organizers of the concerts were the Belarusian side.

The Vitebsk department of ideological work also announced the cancellation or postponement of concerts on August 8 for an unspecified date.

“Attention! The festive concert, scheduled for August 8 at 19:00 on Victory Square, has been postponed. The time and place of the concert will be announced additionally, ”the NSN quotes the text of the official announcement.

The presidential elections will be held in Belarus on August 9. The Central Election Commission registered five people as candidates – Andrey Dmitriev, Anna Kanopatskaya, Alexander Lukashenko, Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, Sergey Cherechenya. Two applicants, Viktor Babariko and Valery Tsepkalo, were refused registration.

If he wins, this will be the sixth term for Lukashenka.

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