Support The Moscow Times!

Pletnev Scraps British Gigs

LONDON — Renowned pianist and conductor Mikhail Pletnev, accused of raping a 14-year-old boy in Thailand, has canceled two scheduled performances in Britain.

Pletnev said Thursday that he did not want the charges against him to overshadow the concerts by the Russian National Orchestra at London’s Royal Albert Hall on Aug. 18 and in Edinburgh the next day. Pletnev said he hoped that the case would be cleared up soon, and “it will be clear that I am innocent of the accusations against me.”

(AP)


Read more

Independent journalism isn’t dead. You can help keep it alive.

The Moscow Times’ team of journalists has been first with the big stories on the coronavirus crisis in Russia since day one. Our exclusives and on-the-ground reporting are being read and shared by many high-profile journalists.

We wouldn’t be able to produce this crucial journalism without the support of our loyal readers. Please consider making a donation to The Moscow Times to help us continue covering this historic time in the world’s largest country.