Photo: @agutin.leonid / Facebook
Russian artists began to refuse to participate in the “election” concerts in Belarus, scheduled for August 8, the day before the election of the President.
In particular, the singer Leonid Agutin on his page on Facebook has addressed the Belarusian citizens and wrote that he would come to play for their “numerous and urgent requests”.
Singer Phil Collins left a comment to Instagram in which he wrote that he would come to Belarus in the framework of his tour in the fall. “Not earlier”, — he stressed. A screenshot of the review published Telegram-channel “Belarus of the brain.” He also published a screenshot of the refusal to go to Belarus singer Juliana Karaulova, allegedly because of the pandemic coronavirus.
On the postponement of concerts in Belarus at a later date “in connection with the situation in the city of Minsk concerts around August 8,” said and the “car-man” on the page in Instagram.
In turn, the singer Grigory Leps said that he was not interested in politics, and to act in Belarus he intends, because his “waiting for people”, which he wants to bring the “joyful moments of their music,” reports the Telegram-channel “Rise”.
The Belarusian authorities have planned for 8 August in different cities of the Republic of free holiday concerts with participation of Russian performers. The participation of actors in events in support of the President of the country Alexander Lukashenko on the background of arrests of citizens of Russia has been criticized in the Russian and Belarusian social media
9 August in Belarus will pass presidential election. Lukashenka is running for a sixth term. The pre-election period was accompanied by protests caused by the arrest and banning of opposition candidates. The demonstrations often ended in clashes with Riot police and mass arrests.
July 29, at the sanatorium of Minsk and South of the country were detained 33 Russian. Belarusian authorities claim that soldiers of a private military campaign (PMC) Wagner, who had planned to organize mass riots before the election. Lukashenko said that Belarus can arrange provocations in the West, certain forces in Ukraine or the “Eastern brothers”.
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