Sunday, September 18, 2022

More Against the War

 The label "foreign agent" has been applied by the Russian government to various media organisations, campaign groups and individuals openly critical of Kremlin policies.

One of Russia's most popular singers, Alla Pugacheva, has called on the Russian authorities to declare her a "foreign agent", in solidarity with her strongly anti-war husband Maxim Galkin. She has been a big star for decades. She is a hugely popular and well-respected artist.

A showbiz star too, he was labelled a "foreign agent" on Friday after condemning Russia's attack on Ukraine. Pugacheva called her husband "a true incorruptible Russian patriot, who wants... an end to our lads dying for illusory aims". 

She said the Kremlin's "illusory aims" in Ukraine "make our country a pariah and the lives of our citizens extremely difficult".

Galkin, a comedian, TV presenter and singer, wanted "prosperity for his motherland, peace, free speech", she added. Galkin condemned Russian troops' alleged atrocities and said there could be no justification for the Ukraine invasion.

Ukraine war: Russian pop megastar Alla Pugacheva condemns conflict - BBC News

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