Young conservatives suggest banning pro-Kremlin artists from entering Lithuania
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Members of the youth branch of the Homeland Union-Lithuanian Christian Democratic Party (TS-LKD) turned to the state leaders and responsible officials, calling on them to take measures in order to make sure that some Russian performers, who they say spread Moscow's propaganda, are put on the list of people undesirable in Lithuania.
Latvian Minister of Foreign Affairs Edgars Rinkevics has banned three popular Russian musicians - Oleg Gazmanov, Joseph Kobzon and Alla Perfilova, also known as Valeriya - from travelling to Latvia, informs Press and Information Division of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
With President Putin’s ratings soaring to supposedly 80 percent in Russia, it is clear that the Russian government has the backing of its population. With democratic expectations rising around the Russian periphery, it is curious to see such a development, but there is an easy explanation for this.
The director general of the Lithuanian National Radio and Television (LRT) maintains that the LRT toes the line of President Dalia Grybauskaitė’s expectations, assisting Lithuania in the information war.
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