Daughter of Krasnodar judge celebrates 2m-ruble wedding, invites pop stars
The daughter of the Krasnodar region judge Elena Khakhaleva invited Nikolay Baskov, Iosif Kobzon, Valery Meladze, and Vera Brezhneva to entertain guests at her wedding worth 2 million rubles ($33.8 thousand).
The guests happily shared photos with the artists and videos from the wedding on Instagram.
Singer Nikolay Baskov was the wedding emcee, judging from the Instagram photos. It is worth mentioning that he danced in the back during Vera Brezhneva’s performance, entertaining the guests. The newly-wed couple danced their first dance to Valery Meladze singing.
It is worth mentioning that the luxurious wedding was celebrated on June 10. However, the it has only recently come to light; 'stars’ attorney' Sergey Zhorin wrote about in on the social media. The news caused a public uproar. Many people believe the luxurious wedding is "a feast in time of plague"; the region is suffering from bad economic climate. Moreover, it is unacceptable for judges to hold such big and luxurious events.
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