Popular Russian Rocker Charged Over Critical Statement About War In Ukraine

UFA, Russia — Yury Shevchuk, leader and frontman of DDT, one of Russia’s most popular rock groups, has been charged with an administrative misdemeanor over a statement he made during a concert about Russia’s ongoing unprovoked invasion of Ukraine.

Producer Radmir Usayev said in a post on Instagram on May 19 that police approached Shevchuk after a concert in Ufa, the capital of the Republic of Bashkortostan, a day earlier and “first wanted to detain him,” but then just informed the popular rock musician that he was being charged with an unspecified misdemeanor.

According Usayev, the police officers “talked” to Shevchuk about “the concert, its goals and statements made by Shevchuk about the war and the motherland.”

Video of Shevchuk talking about the war at the concert has since gone viral on social media.

“The motherland is not the president’s ass that one must lather and kiss all the time. The motherland is a beggar, an old woman that sells potatoes at the railway station. That is what motherland is,” Shevchuk said at the concert.

His words were cheered by the crowd.

Last month, authorities in the Siberian city of Tyumen canceled a DDT concert in the city after Shevchuk refused to perform on a stage decorated with a huge “Z” — a sign of support of Russia’s war against Ukraine.

https://www.rferl.org/a/russia-ddt-shevchuk-criticism-ukraine-war/31858449.html

4 comments

  1. “The motherland is not the president’s ass that one must lather and kiss all the time. The motherland is a beggar, an old woman that sells potatoes at the railway station. That is what motherland is,” Shevchuk said at the concert.

    His words were cheered by the crowd.

    Nice words, good to see not everyone in Russia is brainwashed by Putler’s propaganda.

  2. Don’t know about this guy but I certainly wish him well.
    The Z is of course a swastika. Forever to be identified as an image of genocide, hatred and misery.
    It should be carved on the foreheads of the entire kremlin murder gang as they await the gallows.

    • Make a branding iron and heat it good and hot. Put on their foreheads and tushie.

  3. I see the Rashist version of the gestapo is alive and well. I too am please that not everyone in orcland is brainwashed.

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