Russian stars refuse to participate in “pre-election” concerts in Belarus. They were supposed to take place on the eve of the election day, August 8.
Thus, the musician Leonid Agutin on his personal Facebook page addressed the Belarusians with a statement that he would not come to perform at their “numerous and urgent requests”. Singer Stas Piekha wrote on Instagram that he will come to Belarus only as part of his tour in the fall. “Not earlier,” he stressed. It was also known about the cancellation of the performances of the singer Yuliana Karaulova and the Kar-Men group.
But the musician Grigory Leps said that he was not worried about politics, and he would perform in Belarus, as “people are waiting for him” to whom he wants to bring “joyful moments with his music”. This was announced by the Telegram channel “Podyem”.
On August 8, Minsk was supposed to host a free festive concert in favor of the presidential candidate of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko. But the day before, Russian citizens were detained, who were accused of intending to organize riots on election day.
Earlier, the publication “Komsomolskaya Pravda” reported that the arrest of the Russians was “a provocation of the special services of Ukraine.” The newspaper’s material explains that most of the detainees fought in the Donbass as militias, for this reason Kiev demanded their extradition.