Russian singer Valerie Meladez says he will not accept the awards and will not leave the Russian Federation. He called it false news that he had traveled to France with his composer, Constantine Meladez. The artist wrote about this in the Russian Federation’s Instagram account, which is banned by Meta (known as extremism in Russia).
Attached is a screenshot of an article stating that the Meladze brothers left Russia forever. The singer has publicly burned the Russian People’s Artist Certificate and other awards.
“This is a complete lie. All intended information is only in our official accounts,” Meladez was quoted as saying.
On the background of the special operation, reports continue to circulate on the website that prominent Russian actors and musicians are leaving the country. Some of these messages are verified by the stars themselves. Some celebrities call such information false. For example, Konstantin Kabensky responded to the news of his departure in late March.
The Kremlin has warned that some stars will not be allowed to leave Russia. He emphasized that the country was rich in talent and that the singers and actors who attended it could not change the “general climate”.
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