A memorial in the town of Corfu dedicated to Fyodor Fyodorovich Ushakov, a 18th century Russian naval commander and admiral was attacked. Unknown vandals removed the Greek and Russian flags from the memorial before throwing red paint on it, the Russian embassy said on Twitter on Saturday.
Greek City Times, independent website
The World Ploughing Contest due to be held in St Petersburg this summer has been cancelled by the UK charity The World Ploughing Organisation.
Farming UK, owned by Agrios Ltd.
Auction houses Christie’s, Sotheby’s and Bonhams have cancelled sales of Russian art in London in June, part of the art market’s response to Western sanctions on Russia as punishment for its invasion of Ukraine.
London South East, financial website
BBC Strictly Come Dancing Russian pros Katya Jones and Luba Mushtuk, have reportedly been told to come out and condemn the war in Ukraine or never come back.
The duo are being told to end their silence over Vladimir Putin’s actions. Their fellow pros Nikita Kuzmin and Nadiya are Ukrainian.
Birmingham Mail, owned by Reach plc
Russian classes at a Warrington primary school have been cancelled. The language, history and dance sessions are run at St Wilfrid’s CE Primary School in Grappenhall on Saturday mornings and have continued in recent weeks.
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Warrington Guardian, owned by US Gannett and UK Newsquest
A PUB in York is no longer stocking any Russian products, and money earned from drinks left in clearance is going to Ukraine.
York Press, owned by UK Newsquest
Canada’s Montreal Symphony Orchestra banned Alexander Malofeev from performing his recitals. MyScena
Ludmila Berlinskaya lost performance opportunities in Germany and Japan as a result of concert providers not wanting to promote Russian artists at this time. Violin Channel
The Honens International Piano Competition in Canada and the Dublin International Piano Competition in Ireland invite young pianists from around the world to compete for prizes and performance and recording opportunities – but this year, neither will be open to Russian pianists. classical-music.com, published by Our Media and owned by BBC.
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The Russian State Ballet of Siberia – The dance troop has had dates cancelled in British cities including Bristol, Wolverhampton, Peterborough, Northampton, Edinburgh and London
Royal Moscow Ballet – A performance of Swan Lake by the group in Dublin was cancelled
Euronews, mostly owned by Media Globe Network
The Cardiff Philharmonic Orchestra’s decision to remove Russian composer Pyotr Tchaikovsky from its forthcoming programme due to the conflict in Ukraine has been branded a “terrible mistake” by a classical music critic.
Ivan Hewett said that the decision showed “how quickly common sense can be set aside, when passions are inflamed by conflict”
Nation.cymru , sponsored by the Welsh government
Buildings linked to Russia had been targeted several times including a Russian Orthodox church near the Eiffel Tower
Reuters, owned by Thomson Reuters