The Ministry of culture of Latvia appealed to the organizers of the Riga concert of the Academic song and dance ensemble of Russian Army named after A. V. Alexandrov petition to meticulously analyze the performance program, said on Wednesday authorized the Ministry of culture Dace Vizule.
"Latvia's Constitution protects freedom of speech and artistic expression, but in this case, the Ministry asked organizers to analyze whether the program elements that are not proper restrictions of the law on public entertainment events, as well As among them regarding the incitement of racial hatred and incitement to violence ", – quotes the expression vizule the Latvian portal Delfi, reports RIA " Novosti ".
On Tuesday the Minister of foreign Affairs of Latvia Edgars rink?vi?s received from included in the ruling coalition of the nationalist Association " to Fatherland and freedom/Movement for national independence of Latvia – All Latvia!" letter with a petition to ban the artists of the Academic song and dance ensemble of Russian Army named after A. V. Alexandrov the entrance to the Baltic Republic. On the first day of the week the Latvian depodesta requested the competent authorities of the data about a possible concert in the Republic of the ensemble of Alexander and his purposes. The residence of the Ambassador of Russia in Latvia has surprised unhealthy stir that was raised around the planned in Riga the concert of the famous ensemble. Cultural center of the Lithuanian city of Visaginas first did not want to give room to the ensemble who planned the concert in this city on December 6. The reason – "ideological load" of the concert. According to Russian media, the Alexandrov ensemble this fall plans a concert tour in several dozen cities in honor of the 70th anniversary of the Victory. It is expected to visit the capital of Germany, the Czech Republic, Austria, Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Serbia, Romania, Moldova. Remember, in mid-October tour of the Russian military ensemble. Alexandrov has caused mixed reactions in the Czech Republic. Opponents of his speeches called the ensemble " a battalion of hybrid war ", And his tour – " military operation ". In March a military ensemble has recorded a CD with Ukrainian folk songs, which included popular songs: "Dyvlyus ya na nebo ", " Dumi, mo¿, Dumi ", " ? hav Kozak beyond the Danube ", "Nich yaka msacn" and more ten songs. In June of last year, the Academic song and dance ensemble of the Russian Army them. Alexandrov has prepared a video clip " Muscovites jump hopak ". So ensemble tried to convince the Ukrainian people to the world. The video on the Internet looked up a few million people. Academic song and dance ensemble of the Russian Army Alexandrov – the largest art collective of Russia before the USSR. In 2013 he is the head of the Ministry of defence, Army General Sergei Shoigu instructed to rewrite the anthem of Russia.