Protesting Russia's response to MH17 crash, Latvia declares three pop singers personae non gratae

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.
Oleg Gazmanov
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