In the American city of Boston on Saturday near the concert hall, which was organized by the Russian pianist Denis Matsuev took place to protest. A group of activists from the Arts Against Agression organized the installation of Putin & Matsuev house of horrors (“the horror House of Putin and Matsuev”) in the style of Halloween, reports “Radio Freedom”.
According to the authors of the action, they want the American concert organizers asked the question of the ethics of cooperation with the Russian artists, “supporting an aggressive and repressive regime of President Vladimir Putin.”
The protesters said that they were able to talk several of the audience attending the performance. Activists plan to hold a similar rally in June next year before the concert of Soviet and Russian conductor Vladimir Spivakov.
Denis Matsuev was one of several dozen of Russian cultural figures, who in the spring of 2014 put the signature under the letter in support of the position of Russian President Vladimir Putin on Ukraine and Crimea.
“In the days when the fate of Crimea and our compatriots, the Russian cultural figures cannot be indifferent observers with a cold heart. Our common history and common roots, our culture and its spiritual origins, our fundamental values and language United us forever. We want the community of our peoples and our cultures had a strong future. That is why we firmly reiterate support for the position of President of the Russian Federation on Ukraine and Crimea”, – was stated in that letter.
A few days after the publication of this document, the Ukrainian government canceled the concert Matsuev in Kiev. Himself a pianist then stated that the reasons for the cancellation of the speech the organizers he explained.