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Russian present and music stars beneath strain after scandal social gathering

Filip Kirkorov is considered the “king of the Russian pop scene,” and the Ministry of Culture could now strip him of his title as “people’s artist.” Filip Kirkorov is considered the “king of the Russian pop scene,” and the Ministry of Culture could now strip him of his title as “people’s artist.”

Filip Kirkorov is taken into account the “king of the Russian pop scene,” and the Ministry of Culture may now strip him of his title as “people’s artist.”

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Celebrate virtually bare? Not a good suggestion when you’re a pop star in Putin’s Russia. After a raunchy celebration in Moscow, images of the social gathering have emerged – together with with Russia’s “King of Pop”. The authorities at the moment are accusing him of “LGBT propaganda”.

NAfter a scandal surrounding a celebration with lots of bare pores and skin, the internationally recognized music stars Filip Kirkorov and Dima Bilan have come beneath strain in Moscow. Among different issues, in line with media reviews on Thursday, the outstanding singers should face penalties after images and movies of the raunchy social gathering organized in a membership had been revealed.

For days, state media have been reporting on the “decadent” social gathering of wealthy present stars who, at a time when Russian troopers had been giving their lives within the warfare in opposition to Ukraine, danced, frolicked and had enjoyable half-naked – typically solely with socks and shoulder luggage pulled over their penises.

According to the media, Kirkorov, the “king of the Russian pop scene”, is threatened with the Ministry of Culture stripping him of his title of “People’s Artist”. The 56-year-old met together with his legal professionals, the tabloid Moskovsky Komsomolets reported. His spokeswoman complains that his web site is blocked.

The social gathering itself occurred on December twentieth on the invitation of blogger Nastya Ivleyeva beneath the motto “Almost naked” in a Moscow membership. When photos of the half-naked company of Russian present enterprise appeared on-line, there was initially protest amongst ultra-conservative circles. Videos emerged of masked front-line fighters who condemned the wartime celebration as offensive and known as for an investigation.

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Because of accelerating public outrage, the Russian authorities lastly bought concerned. The media regulator has launched an investigation on suspicion of “LGBT propaganda”.

Russian authorities have categorized the LGBT motion as extremist and are prosecuting activists within the scene. LGBT stands for lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transsexuals. A rapper was sentenced to fifteen days in jail as a result of images and video confirmed him bare with solely a sock round his penis.

Those concerned within the social gathering have now publicly apologized for his or her half-naked look – some in movies. But that is clearly not sufficient. The membership was closed. Several pop stars such because the singer Lolita Milyawskaja complain a couple of digital ban on performing. According to her, a number of occasions have since been canceled – together with her participation within the conventional New Year’s live performance by Russian present stars.

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