The official Instagram account of RU.TV reported on March 5 that the TV channel will stop collaborating with several Ukrainian musicians.
The list currently includes Ivan Dorn, Max Barskikh, Potap and Nastya, MONATIK, DOROFEEVA, LOBODA, ALEKSEEV, Vera Brezhneva, Valery Meladze and the Russian groups Aquarium and # 2Mashi.
“The reason for the decision was the sharp statements of musicians against Russia and colleagues on the stage against the background of strained relations between Russia and Ukraine. The arrogant, contemptuous attitude of musicians towards Russian listeners in expressing their political position left no choice, it was decided to terminate the existing contracts with the above-mentioned musicians, “the post said.
The TV channel also noted that now “it is difficult to understand the reasons that prompted Ukrainian artists to speak in such an aggressive manner.” RU.TV suggested that such a gesture of the stars could be connected both with the personal position and “with the pressure on musicians and their loved ones exerted by the Ukrainian side.”
Note that the initial list of performers who were promised to be deprived of contracts included Alla Pugacheva and Maxim Galkin. However, two days after the release, the administrators edited the post: the names of the spouses were removed, but ALEKSEEV was added.
The reasons for this adjustment were not reported, and comments under the publication were closed.
We will remind, in 2021 “for long-term fruitful activity” awarded the 23-year-old son of the owner of “Russian media group” singer YurKiss. He received the medal of the Order “For Merits to the Fatherland” of the II degree.