Russian DJ banned from music festivals for not criticising Russia enough

24th May

Russian DJ and performer Nina Kraviz has been banned from festivals in Detroit, The Hague and Dortmund.

Time magazine launched a campaign against her. Criticism of the ban included

“Music and sports are the only segments which connect people around the world. Leave them alone.”

World Socialist website, published by the International Committee of the Fourth International

Strictly Coming Dancing told to publicly condemn war or never come back

12th March

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

Banning Russian lessons; public censorship

12th March

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.

Comments disagreeing with the decision are no longer available on the article.

Warrington Guardian, owned by US Gannett and UK Newsquest

Cancelling Bolshoi Ballet

1st March

Tyneside Cinema was due to show Bolshoi Ballet’s Swan Lake and Pharaoh’s Daughter at Tyneside Cinema in March but decided to cancel both performances from the Russian ballet company following the outbreak of war.

It comes after some audience members had raised concerns over whether it was appropriate the screenings would go ahead as planned under the current circumstances.

Newcastle Chronicle, owned by Trinity Mirror North East