Jazzman Igor Butman will go to the Crimea to the festival Koktebel Jazz Party, despite the warning of the Ukrainian authorities about the ban for all participants on further entry into Ukraine.
The Ministry of culture of Ukraine has informed on the first day of the week that the Ukrainian authorities banned the entry of the workers of culture of foreign countries who will attend the festival Koktebel Jazz Party, scheduled this year from 28 to 30 August in the Crimea. The founder of the festival of Russian TV presenter Dmitry Kiselev heads these statements of Kiev, Recalling that the festival was founded back in 2003, when the Crimea was considered to be Ukraine.
"to the festival in Koktebel, I'll ride it first. Secondly, I am one of the organizers of the festival "Alfa jazz" in Lviv, I am a member of the Board of Trustees. I promote friendly relations between our countries, cultural connection, we cannot be stopped. If we wish to be heard by the whole world, it is necessary to communicate. But somewhere not to let musicians, due to the fact that they've visited, that is idiocy, " said Butman Last news , explaining Ukrainian initiative.
Jazzman added that he also holds a festival in Sochi, which invites the Ukrainian colleagues, not thinking about " what they like and dislike in the politics of Ukraine."
before the Ukrainian authorities have decided to ban the entry of 14 artists from Russia, who supported the annexation of Crimea into the Russian Federation, And also expressed support for the Donetsk and Lugansk militia. The list included: Oleg Gazmanov, Joseph Kobzon, Iosif Prigozhin, Ivan Okhlobystin, Nikolai Rastorguev, Mikhail Porechenkov, Mikhail Boyarsky, Grigory Leps, Sergei Bezrukov, Gerard Depardieu. The list includes Vladimir Kucherenko, Yegor Kholmogorov, Mikhail Khazin, And Valeria perfilova.
in addition, the expert Commission under the state Agency on the problems of cinema of Ukraine has banned the presentation of the country's dozens of movies and TV shows with the participation of Russian actors, for example, visited the Donbass.