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

Jean Sibelius Violin Competition Excludes Russian Participants

8th April

The organisers say that the decision to exclude two young Russian qualifying participants was because the “Competition Committee has no moral or ethical option but to exclude the Russians from the competition. With this decision, the Competition Committee also wants to guarantee a neutral and peaceful environment for all competitors.” “

The Violin Channel, Australian independently funded

Threats, bricks and discrimination in the Netherlands

6th April

Threats to restaurants, a supermarket and a brick thrown through windows. 11 reported accounts of discrimination including banned from attending a sports event, banned from accessing notary services, cancelled from music events. These are the reported ones, they think it is thetip of the iceberg., privately funded by readers

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

Canada, Germany, Japan, Ireland cancel Russian pianists

9th March

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., published by Our Media and owned by BBC.

A ‘small island’ wave banning Russian music and musicians

3rd – 10th March

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” , sponsored by the Welsh government

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