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Thursday, March 23, 2017

Prigogine refused to write in support of the annexation of the Crimea”

Producer Iofciu Prigogine refused his signature under the letter in support of the annexation of Crimea, issued by the Ministry of culture of the Russian Federation in March 2014. This he said on the air “Radio “Freedom”.

photo: Natalia Muslinkina

Debating the non-admission by Russian artists on the territory of the EU countries (the incident the day before happened to Oleg Gazmanov in Lithuania, the singer himself said in his instagram), the producer noted that the conflicts policy satisfied, and his wife Valerie are “no appeals, all those songs about love”.

Clarifying his position further, Prigogine said that neither he nor Valerie is not signed “a letter on the annexation of Crimea is a lie! No letter never happened. There is no signature of the singer Valeria and Joseph Prigogine the annexation of the Crimea”.

According to the producer, they have just gathered the opinions about the referendum,” then they spoke out for freedom of choice “in support of the people.

Recall that the text of the letter appeared on the website of the Ministry of culture on March 11, 2014. Under it, according to the official version, signed by 511 artists.

The letter stated that “the Russian cultural figures cannot be indifferent observers with a cold heart” at that moment, when the fate of Crimea. So they “strongly declare support for the position of President of the Russian Federation on Ukraine and Crimea.”

Note that the letter said nothing about the support of the people of Crimea and the will, it was the desire of the signatories to “the community of peoples and cultures had a strong future.”

Earlier, Joseph Prigogine and Valeria had already come under criticism from Pro-government forces: it was after photos of them together in London with Mikhail Khodorkovsky, living there in exile.


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