The PR manager of the singer Vera Brezhneva said that she no longer works with the artist, who condemned the Russian special operation in Ukraine.
“Vera Brezhneva is no more, she will not return here,” manager Anastasia Drapeko told News.ru.
At the end of March, it became known that Brezhneva left Russia and plans to do volunteer work in Poland, helping refugees from Ukraine.
The singer was among the artists of Ukrainian – and not only – origin, who strongly condemned Moscow’s policy towards Kyiv, for which they paid with the loss of the opportunity to continue working in the Russian Federation. Some artists remaining in the country are reporting the cancellation of their scheduled concerts, such as Yuri Shevchuk and his band DDT. Others became banned from entering Russia, like the singer Nargiz Asadova.
The court cited Shevchuk’s song and dismissed his case materials at the end of May.
The Dzerzhinsky District Court of St. Petersburg returned to the compilers – the Ufa police – the materials of the administrative case filed against the leader of the DDT group, Yuri Shevchuk, after his statements at the concert.
As previously reported, the musician from the stage told Ufa fans what his homeland is for him, and also uttered pacifist statements. After the concert, law enforcement officers talked with the artist in the dressing room for an hour – eyewitnesses reported that at first they allegedly wanted to detain him, but then the case was limited to a protocol under the article on discrediting the RF Armed Forces. Shevchuk himself later stated that he explained his point of view to the security forces and that, according to him, at the end of the conversation they even wanted to be photographed together.
According to the joint press service of the St. Petersburg courts, the Dzerzhinsky court returned the case materials “to eliminate shortcomings.” It is indicated that the event of the offense was not described in the protocol. Also in the materials “there is no indication of what exactly the public calls to prevent the use” of the RF Armed Forces expressed. These shortcomings the court considered significant and irreparable in the consideration of the case.
“We will announce the return of materials to the court,” the press service of the courts said in a Telegram post.
The post itself is titled with a line from the song “DDT” “Whistled” – “and in the open field there are angels, cornflowers.” Further, as you know, the line follows: “And we are free, and there is neither burning nor longing.”
The leader of the DDT group, Yuri Shevchuk himself, spoke about the situation at a concert in Ufa, where he told the audience about his understanding of the Motherland and uttered a number of pacifist phrases. As it became known earlier, immediately after the concert, law enforcement officers came to the artist’s dressing room.
Producer Radmir Usaev reported that the security forces talked with the musician for about an hour, “not even missing the director of the band.” He also reported that they wanted to detain Shevchuk, but nevertheless the conversation ended with the drawing up of an administrative protocol. Under Part 1 of Article 20.3.3 of the Code of Administrative Offenses (public actions aimed at discrediting the use of the RF Armed Forces), the musician faces a fine of 50 thousand rubles.
In a conversation with Kommersant, Shevchuk confirmed that this was the case: “After a stormy and prolonged applause, we went into the dressing room of the opera.”
He also stated that he did not know what exactly the police indicated in the protocol as a violation: “I said a lot of things there.”