The Masterskaya music label of Ukrainian singer Ivan Dorn has decided to suspend collaboration with Russian artists indefinitely. This was reported by representatives of the association reported in a post on the official Instagram account.
“We are suspending the Khudsovet project (and any other project with participants from Russia) indefinitely. All 400 musicians who have applied are asked to be understanding. Yes, most likely, you all share the values we carry… but it’s time to defend our values, ”the label wrote. Also, Masterskaya stated that they stand for “peace, freedom, music without borders” and want to “clearly define borders.”
In addition to artists, Masterskaya will stop cooperating with Russian brands and partners. “Yes, our friends are scattered all over the world. Yes, some of them have Russian passports. But when those you didn’t invite come to visit with your friends, the house becomes stuffy and uncomfortable. And if the friends are the same, then someone has to leave. Will it always be so? ” – written in the post.
Ivan Dorn recorded a video appeal in which he called on his Russian listeners and colleagues to spread information about what was happening and to stop all hostilities: “I urge you not to take part in this deadly war. We do not need anyone, we want to decide our own destiny. Please, let’s stop this catastrophe together. Don’t be silent. ”
Earlier, on February 24, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the start of a special military operation. “Circumstances require us to take decisive and immediate action. The People’s Republics of Donbass have appealed to Russia for help, “the president said, noting that Russia’s plans do not include the occupation of Ukraine.