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Pussy Riot Pulls Out of German Festival Over Pro-Putin Singer’s Appearance
Anti-Kremlin activists Pussy Riot have canceled a festival performance in Germany due to the inclusion of Anna Netrebko in the festival lineup.
Actor, Singer and Politician Vakhtang Kikabidze Dead at 84
The Georgian actor, singer and political figure Vakhtang Kikabidze died in a Tbilisi hospital on Sunday. The cause of death was not released, but his producer...
'Mama, Don't Watch TV'
Pussy Riot’s New Music Video Says ‘There Are No Nazis’ in Ukraine
Members of the anti-Kremlin feminist activist group Pussy Riot released their latest anti-war music video with footage of the most harrowing scenes from...
Russian Media Watchdog Denies Censoring 'War,' 'Peace' Lyrics in TV Performances
Russia's state media watchdog has denied ordering state television to censor war-related words after several entertainment channels censored the lyrics...
In Georgia's Capital, a Young Russian Rock Group Hopes to Thrive in Exile
“Prisoners of conscience in the hands of bandits and thieves / Order will be disturbed in reality, not in dreams / The force of pressure will push...
‘Enemy of the people’
Russia Labels Star Rapper Oxxxymiron a 'Foreign Agent'
Russia on Friday labeled superstar rapper Oxxxymiron, popular among young Russians, a "foreign agent," according to the interior ministry's website. Oxxxymiron...
‘always against wars’
Veteran Russian Rock Star Fined Over Onstage War Criticism
Yury Shevchuk, frontman of rock band DDT, was charged for speaking out against Russia’s invasion of Ukraine at a concert in May.
blast from the past
Landmark Moscow Cathedral to Host ‘U.S.S.R. Hit Parade’ Concert
The cathedral later denied the reports that it was hosting the concert.
no to war
Anti-War Playlist: Russian Music Against the War
Russian-language musicians are speaking out the only way they know how - in their music.
Russian Pop Icon Yuri Shatunov Dies Aged 48
Shatunov was the frontman of wildly popular 1980s band Laskovy Mai ("Gentle May").
Russian Police Disrupt Recital Featuring Ukrainian Composer
The concert of Ukrainian composer Valentin Silvestrov’s music was halted due to an anonymous bomb threat.
statement of dissent
Russian Rock Star Zemfira Releases Anti-War Music Video
The singer deleted her existing videos from YouTube, replacing them with a new clip for her song “Don’t Shoot” set to war and protest footage.
power of music
Violin Becomes 'Weapon Of Resistance' in Ukraine Shelters
"I'm not a doctor, a soldier, or a politician. I just play the violin."
'russians against war'
Russian Rapper Oxxxymiron Stages Anti-War Rallying Cry From Istanbul
Hundreds of Russians who have fled the country since the start of the invasion attended the charity concert supporting Ukrainian refugees.
Spotify Closes Russian Office, Limits Content Over Ukraine
The streaming giant said it had examined "thousands of podcast episodes since the start of the war."
orchestra takes a stance
Music World Shuns Russian Maestro Gergiev Over Putin Ties
The dismissal is the latest blow for the 68-year-old classical music titan.
Russia Barred from Eurovision 2022 Over Ukraine Invasion
“A Russian entry in this year’s Contest would bring the competition into disrepute,” the European Broadcasting Union said.
Ukraine's Eurovision Selection Withdraws Over Crimea Controversy
Alina Pash has received intense criticism and threats for performing in Crimea after Russia annexed the peninsula from Ukraine.
Russian Diplomat Praises Rappers Ye, Oxxxymiron as U.S. Security Talks Fall Short
Hip-hop bridges cultural divides even when geopolitical tensions run high.
west goes east
Kanye West Planning Russia Trip, Putin Meeting – Billboard
West’s associate claimed that Russia will be “a second home” for the rapper, but his representative later dismissed the comments.
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