Kiriyenko called concert cancellations in regions “nonsense“

Kiriyenko called concert cancellations in regions “nonsense“
Sergey Kiriyenko

“We must be able to work with modern youth culture,” said the Deputy Head of the Presidential Administration.

Deputy Head of the Presidential Administration Sergey Kiriyenko called cancellations of concerts in the regions "nonsense," reports TASS.

“We must be able to work with modern youth culture, so that the facts when someone does not understand it by chance or if they do not like it do not lead to banning concerts. This is nonsense,” said Kiriyenko.

Earlier, the Interior Ministry said that the central office of the department did not give any instructions about banning rappers' concerts or their pursuit.

Yesterday TV channel Dozhd reported with reference to its sources that the Presidential Administration was unhappy with the cancellations of concerts in the regions and was going to curb them. One of the sources of the channel claimed that the initiative to ban concerts comes from a certain law enforcement agency.

At the same time, Vitaly Khmelnitsky, Head of the Department for Interdepartmental Interaction of the Main Directorate for Drug Control of the Ministry of the Interior, at a yesterday’s round table on banning concerts of Russian rappers in the State Duma expressed support for the introduction of linguistic examinations, which will be conducted prior to the publication of musicians’ works or the organization of their concerts, as well as favored prohibitions of public creative activity for those who have already violated the laws, Mediazona reports.

Recently, law enforcement agencies have regularly disrupted concerts of rapper Husky and groups IC3PEAK and Frendzona due to various reasons.

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