• Ukraine: Government to bar blacklisted Russian singers in European song contest

    The Ukrainian government said on 9 September 2016 that it would deny entry into the country to blacklisted Russian singers competing for the 62nd Eurovision contest set to take place in capital Kiev in May 2017 if they are found to support the separatist cause stemming from Russia’s annexation of Crimea in 2014, reported Reuters on 9 […]
  • Latvia: Russian music festival cannot play due to visa woes

    A Russian music festival that has taken place annually in Latvia since 2002 will have to be moved to Russia because a number of Russian performers have been blacklisted and cannot get visas to Latvia due to disputes over the conflict in Ukraine, reported Europe Online Magazine on 27 February 2015. Organiser Igor Krutoi reportedly […]
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