Voices from Russia

Sunday, 30 August 2015

Russian Rockers and Rappers Drew More than 10,000 to Donetsk Concert

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V R Samoilov in Donetsk


Yu D Chicherina… Please… in memory of the murdered children of Novorossiya


Yu S Andreyeva with Arkhipelag in Donetsk on Victory Day (9 May 2015)


Today, young people flocked to a large festival concert in Shcherbakov Park to celebrate Day of the Miner and City Day (30 August). On the main stage, rockers and rappers, both local and from Russia, appeared, amongst them, Yu D Chicherina, Yu S Andreyeva with Arkhipelag, and V R Samoilov (founder of Agata Kristi), as well as musicians from St Petersburg, Samara, and other Russian parts. The event was truly massive… it filled the entire park; several thousand surrounded the stage. Despite this, the situation remained calm and friendly. An entertainment programme preceded the concert. The first number was a show called “Extreme Power”, put on by Donetsk homies and visitors from Taganrog. Anyone could show off their skills, to see who got the most interest from the crowd. Then, the bikers roared in. The crowd went nuts over the Donetsk branch of the famous Night Wolves MC. Their presentation wasn’t as large as planned, because there were so many people in the park that there wasn’t enough space to put it on in its entirety. However, the main draw of the evening was V R Samoilov, the founder and frontman of the famous band Agata Kristi. Every time that he tried to leave the stage ended in a long photo-op with the crowd. Vadim Rudolfovich is one of the most popular musicians in the DNR; he just couldn’t deny his fans. Local pols and figures gave their greetings and speeches; all those taking part in the festivities expressed their desire for peace and gave encouragement to the Donetsk homies. D V Pushilin, Vice Chairman of the DNR Peoples Soviet, addressed the audience, “We have a dual holiday… Day of the Miner and City Day. Needless to say, for us, our miners and their work are fundamental to our republic… greetings, Donetsk, our mining land, on your holiday!” Currently, the concert is still going on. Meanwhile, the older generation is waiting for tomorrow. One of their faves is appearing in Donetsk, the Generalissimo of Crooners, Peoples Artist of the Russian Federation and of the DNR, I D Kobzon {click here for Somewhere Far Away, the theme to the famous TV show, 17 Moments of Spring).

29 August 2015

DAN Donetsk News Agency



Thursday, 23 April 2015

Russian Singer Yuliya Chicherina Doesn’t Care that She Browned Off Ukrainian Extremists

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Today, Russian singer Yu D Chicherina told our correspondent that she doesn’t care that she browned off Ukrainian extremists because of her support for Novorossiya. She said, “You have to take the criticism of these Ukrainian extremists ‘with a grain of salt’; they don’t like that I perform in [Novorossiya]. I’m not sorry that I lost this part of my audience”. Yuliya Dmitrievna is in the DNR to take part in two rock festivals. She went on to say, “I’ve said that I’m not against the Ukraine, but that doesn’t stop me from bringing love to the people of [Novorossiya]. I fell in love with this land… on 9 May, I’m going to give concerts in the DNR”. Today, Chicherina is performing at a rock festival put on by Novorossiya Rocks Radio, along with Vadim Samoilov, the frontman of Agata Kristi, and the rock group 7B, along with DNR rockers. Tomorrow, the Russian rockers will perform at the DNRok Festival, in the central square of Donetsk, to mark the International Day of Youth Solidarity.

23 April 2015

DAN Donetsk News Agency


Wednesday, 24 September 2014

24 September 2014. Russian Rocker Aleksandr Sklyar Issues Song in Support of Novorossiya… “Millions (When War was on the Doorstep)”

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Famous rocker Aleksandr F. Sklyar recorded a song in support of Novorossiya, Millions (When War was on the Doorstep). The main idea of the song is that everyone in Novorossiya is involved in the war somehow. The famous rocker encourages all Russian people to “choose the weapons that you’ll fight with”. On its first day of appearance on YouTube, more than 103,500 people viewed the song.

24 September 2014




By now, the number of hits on the vid is over 220,000… people respond to truth, well-expressed. That’s why no one really listened to Barack Obama at the UN today… it was lies… badly-expressed. The USA refuses to admit its role as the chief warmonger on the planet. That’s why Russians are rising as one to oppose the American aggression in the Ukraine. America has met its match… millions have heard the call, they are “choosing the weapons that they’ll fight with”, and they’re not going to allow the nekulturny Anglo Americans to impose their cretinish non-culture on Holy Rus. The Americans foolishly goaded the Russians and Chinese… they’ll find out that these ancient peoples will vanquish “winning is the only thing”… America can’t defeat the spirit of the Long March and of the 900 Days.


Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Man Stomped to Death in Russia for Performing Rap



Sometimes knowing your audience can be truly vital. A hip-hop aficionado in the Russian Far North proved this with his life when he was stomped to death this weekend for rapping at a sports bar. On Monday, the Arkhangelsk Oblast SKP said on its website Monday that the incident took place in the city of Arkhangelsk. Aleksei Gorlishchev, 25, was rapping at the local Bookmaker Pub, sparking the ire of some patrons, Lifenews.ru reported. One of the critics, Artyom Furzikov, 21, told the rapper to “take it outside”… where he threw the artist on the ground and jumped on him, the tabloid said. The SKP said that the victim died of internal bleeding shortly after hospitalisation; it didn’t release any names, but confirmed rapping to be the cause of the brief fight. The irate listener faces 15 years in prison if charged and convicted of intentional infliction of grave bodily harm that resulted in death.

Hip-hop has had a hard time in Russia, with the 1990s seeing street wars between rap and heavy metal fans complete with beatings and stabbings. It remains unpopular among many sports fans, especially, those who tend towards nationalist views, who prefer punk, rock, and related genres such as “oi”, favoured by skinheads worldwide. Russian music fans in Russia have killed before. In December, police in Astrakhan Oblast reported that a taxi driver murdered by his two passengers over a music-related argument. They didn’t release any specifics on what caused it. Last July, in Nizhny Novgorod, a drinking companion stabbed a Deep Purple fan to death. They’d asked in vain to hear some “shanson”, a specific Russian genre of music combining folk and cabaret influences with sappy lyrics about criminal life.

18 February 2013



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