The concert of Konstantin Raikin in Odessa was canceled in the beginning because of the actions of Ukrainian nationalists, who broke into the hall, shouting: “Whose Crimea?”. Despite the support of the audience, people’s artist of Russia was forced to leave the scene. The former head of the Odessa branch of the banned in Russia as extremist organization “Right sector” Sergey Sternenko, who organized the failure of the concert, Raikin called “enemy of Ukraine, supporting the annexation of Crimea.”
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Two dozen nationalists stormed a Ukrainian theater in Odessa during a poetic performance of Konstantin Raikin. The radicals shouted slogans and demanded that the people’s artist of Russia to answer the question of supplies of Crimea.
The organizer of the collapse of the concert were made by the former leader of the Odessa cell of the banned in Russia “Right sector” Sergey Sternenko, who kept up a stream of what is happening in your Facebook. Sternenko called Konstantin Raikin’s face, “which is the enemy of Ukraine and publicly supported the annexation of the Crimea”.
As the head of the police of Odessa Ruslan Forostyak, after the appearance in the hall of the nationalist Konstantin Raikin “went backstage”. After some time, the theatre’s administration announced the cancellation of the concert.
“Activists began to shout slogans and to take actions that led to the fact that the concert in Moscow was disrupted,” said Forostyak the TV channel “112 Ukraine”.
Outraged viewers actively tried to calm the radicals and applause supported the artist. In the end, the audience themselves have become “traitors to the Ukraine” as they began to be called nationalists because they are “their money supporting the enemy”. Despite requests from fans, the concert was not renewed.
After the incident, local media drew attention to the fact that the promoter Sternenko a few months ago expressed dissatisfaction with the statements of Moscow on the Crimea. Sternenko referred to an interview in which the actor said that he was glad that the Peninsula became Russian.
“When I learned that we will not generally intervene in the Affairs of Ukraine, when there are some started such nationalist sentiments, I first thought: what about Russian people? How Russian city of Sevastopol, which I love so much?” — leads RBC excerpts from an interview with Konstantin Raikin. The artistic Director of Satirikon theatre Konstantin Raikin was supposed to make his poetic one-man show in Odessa after successful concerts in Kiev and Kharkov, which took place earlier this week. In these cities no incidents of speech Raikin, was not.
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