Russian musician Boris Grebenshikov, in early August, arrived to Odessa, sang together with the Georgian singer Nino Katamadze in the presence of the head of Odessa region Mikhail Saakashvili.
Video on his page in Facebook posted by Saakashvili himself." last week in Odessa with great success expressed great Boris Grebenshikov. After the concert, he, his band and singing in a different place Odessa incredible Nino Katamadze visited us, and, despite the fatigue, talked until morning and sang together. Unforgettable duet 2 talented people came under Ukrainian sky ", – wrote Saakashvili." Soon we will visit Andrey Makarevich, and we are open to all talented and interesting people from Russia", - has added it. Video
the majority of Russian musicians have reacted differently to the events in the South-East of Ukraine. In July, Saakashvili said that Timothy was not obliged to make in Odessa, as a citizen of Russia gave a comparison of Ukraine with his younger brother, a drug addict, and is a " best friend Kadyrov, Putin's henchman ". The administration of the club "Ibiza" said the official cancellation of the concert of Timati. At the same time the head of the Odessa region, said that " happy to go to a concert BG ". After the speeches in the last month of summer last year in the South-East of Ukraine in Slavyansk, one after another began to canceled concerts Makarevich and " the time Machine ". Famous Russian rock singer Zemfira unfurled the Ukrainian flag on stage during a performance at a concert in Tbilisi. The leaders of the Russian musical group "u-Piter" and DDT Vyacheslav Butusov and Yury Shevchuk wrote in Ukrainian song named " Autumn panou ? ". Controlled by the militia of the territory of Donbass visited the Russian cultural figures, such as Ivan Okhlobystin and Mikhail Porechenkov, Joseph Kobzon, Alexander F. Sklyar, Julia Chicherin and others.