In Riga, they checked the songs at the fair, fearing the praise of Russia 15:49

Before the concert, the organizers of the concert at the Christmas market in Riga checked the content of Russian songs of one of the ensembles for “texts praising Russia.” This was announced by the deputy mayor of the Latvian capital Edwards Ratnieks on his page. X (formerly Twitter).

Before that, a fragment of the performance of the troupe performing Russian songs at the Christmas market in Riga appeared on social networks.

The deputy mayor explained that the video showed the women’s community at the municipal cultural center of the Audri neighborhood in the Rezekne district.

“This is a minority community supported by local governments and the state. “All the songs suit the fair,” he said.

According to him, fair representatives personally reviewed the texts before the show.

“There was no text praising Russia or Putin anywhere. Language of communication during the concert: Latvian,” he wrote.

Ratnieks added that the Riga City Council was not involved in the organization of the concert.

previous day reportedRiga authorities banned a planned strike in support of Palestine amid the conflict in Gaza. Riga City Council decided to ban the event “due to the opinion of security authorities that a threat to public safety may arise during the event.”

Previously President of Latvia in the name Strengthening the border with Russia and Belarus.

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Source: Gazeta


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