KPRF Gosduma deputies V F Rashkin and S P Obukhov proposed to “New Wave” Festival bigs I Ya Krutoi and Aleksandr Rumyantsev that they move the venue of the event from Jurmala to the Crimea after Latvia banned three Russian performers from entering the country. Supposedly, the Latvians blacklisted I D Kobzon, O M Gazmanov, and V Yu Perfilova (better known by her stage name Valeriya), due to stance on the reunification of the Crimea with Russia and on the events in the Ukraine. These artists were ready to take part in the “New Wave” festival in Jurmala. This decision floored the performers themselves.
Earlier, A N Tkachyov, Governor of Krasnodar Krai, proposed to move the festival to Sochi, and N N Tsukanov, Governor of Kaliningrad Oblast, proposed the resort town of Svetlogorsk on the Baltic Sea as a new site. The KPRF website quoted Rashkin and Obukhov, “We ask you, if these restrictions and insults to Russian performers and to Russia in general continue, to consider the possibility of not holding the festival in Jurmala, and to move the event to a coastal city in the Russian Federation (for example, in the Crimea), where performers won’t face humiliating restrictions and discrimination supposedly based on their political opinions”. Republic of Crimea Minister of Culture A V Novoselskaya, commenting on the situation, said that the Crimean government is ready to provide a concert venue for the competition, noting, “Regarding holding the “New Wave” in the Crimea, we welcome any and all creative projects here, and we’re always ready to lend them a hand”. Novoselskaya added that Crimea has experience in conducting large-scale festivals; for three consecutive years, the Artek international youth camp hosted an international music competition for children similar to the “New Wave” event.
22 July 2014
It looks like the American ploy blew up in the faces of their puppet clients. Of course, just like in 2008 in Georgia, the Americans themselves haven’t learnt shit, and left their satellites holding the whole malodorous bag of rubbishy consequences. The festival will leave Latvia, as the Russians are the moving force behind the event. This shows how stupid and obsequious the Balts and Galicians are… they’ll do ANYTHING that their American puppeteers tell them to do… even if it hurts them. For instance, the junta in Kiev fulminated that they were going to break off all trade with Russia. That wouldn’t only knacker their economy… it’d kill it. The West doesn’t want Ukrainian goods… all it wants to do is to rape its natural resources, use its territory for bases, and to use Ukrainians as cheap wetback labour (much as the fascists did in World War II). In short, the American Establishment is EVIL… and has been since 1993. Clinton and Bush formed a seamless whole, as far as hubris and aggression in foreign parts went.
This is too much of a muchness. However, it shows you how low America has fallen. America used to stand for something… now, it stands for Greed is Good, the Prosperity Gospel, “The race goes to the swiftest”, and “God has a plan for your life” (I kid you not… that heresy is a direct quote from Pat Robertson). I seem to notice a deterioration…