Monday, December 17, 2018

Tag: russia

Vladimir Putin on Russian rap: “We must lead it and direct it”

Seeing no way to stop the growing popularity of rap music among Russian youth, President Vladimir Putin is looking for a means to control...
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Russian group urges concert cancellation over “amoral” lyricism

In Russia, a group by the name of What Is Good 2.0, or the “Teach Good” community, are working diligently to cancel concerts hosted by bands...

Gallery: Our Last Night headlining in Russia

Photographer: Kolby Schnelli "All of our fans in Russia have always shown nothing but pure respect and love since the first time we toured there. We...

Pussy Riot members launch independent Russian news service

After recently announcing that they’re suing Russia, formerly jailed Pussy Riot members Maria Alyokhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova have now launched their own independent news...

Soviet hipsters kept Western music alive by pressing records on X-Rays

It’s already pretty well known that the communist regime of the Soviet Union was extremely anti-Western music. There’s even a massive list of bands...

Pussy Riot are suing Russia

According to the Guardian, two members of feminist punk band Pussy Riot are suing the Russian government over their imprisonment. Members Maria Alyokhina and Nadezhda...

Bomb threats, protests cancel Marilyn Manson shows in Russia

Shock rocker and former AP cover star Marilyn Manson’s Russian tour has not been going so well. One of his performances was just canceled...

These bands were banned in the Soviet Union

The Cold War-era Soviet Union was a pretty restrictive place, with laws enabling the government to control what music was being broadcasted on the...

Metal band Behemoth detained by Russian authorities

It looks like Polish metal band Behemoth (who are signed to Nuclear Blast/Metal Blade) have been detained by Russian immigration services (the Federal Migration Service). Band member...

Pussy Riot found guilty on charges of hooliganism, sentenced to two years in prison

A judge in Moscow has sentenced three members of Pussy Riot to two years in prison on charges of hooliganism driven by religious hatred,...

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