Shnurov’s statement was published on the channel’s website.
The musician noted that he wants to “focus on developing his own music projects.” His opinion now may not largely coincide with the editorial policy of the TV channel.
“Not wanting to influence RTVI’s image and information policy in any way, even indirectly, I decided to temporarily stop cooperating with the channel,” Shnurov said.
RTVI Executive Director Olga Piven supported the musician’s decision: “Given the cultural, religious and political views of our international audience, we understand that a conflict between these views and Sergei’s personal position in his musical works will be inevitable.”
We will remind, in June 2020 the management of the RTVI TV channel announced appointment of the leader of group “Leningrad” Sergey Shnurov to a position of the general producer. The musician also hosted the author’s program “Pictures from the exhibition” on the TV channel.