Singer Zemfira said that she met at her concert in Israel with Alla Pugacheva, who left Russia with her children at the end of September. The artists, whose performances became “undesirable” in Russia amid the war, expressed support for each other. Zemfira posted a joint photo on Instagram.
Zemfira's concert took place on the evening of October 11 in Tel Aviv.
Earlier, Zemfira at a concert in Limassol spoke out against the war and said that she prays every day for Russia to stop it. She did this before performing the song "Do not shoot."
In July, the Fontanka publication published a list of "undesirable" artists whose performances in Russia are tacitly banned due to criticism of the war and the actions of the Russian authorities. For example, Oksimiron, Yuri Shevchuk, Andrey Makarevich, Boris Grebenshchikov, Bi-2, Valery Meladze, Manizha, Monetochka, and also Zemfira got into the "stop list".
At the end of September, it became known that Alla Pugacheva again left Russia with her children and went to Israel. On her Instagram, she wrote : “Oh my God! What a blessing to be hated by those people whom I always could not stand. If they liked me, it would mean that I sang and lived in vain. The reason is clear. Let them grind their teeth. They were serfs, they became slaves.
For the first time since the start of the war, Pugacheva left Russia in March. Then she left the country with her children Harry and Lisa and her husband, humorist Maxim Galkin, but returned six months later. Producer Raymond Pauls told The Insider that she did it because of her children: “I say: ‘How do you look further?’, and she answers me: ‘Children should study in a Russian school.
At the end of September, the Ministry of Justice declared Galkin, who openly opposed the war, a "foreign agent." After that, Pugacheva asked to be recognized as a "foreign agent" and her. Russian propagandists and officials staged a campaign to persecute the singer. “Why are you dragging all this shit back to Russia? A certain Pugacheva has returned. He kicks open the Rolls-Royce door. To teach us again? Yes, the people answered that they thought about her, ” said TV presenter Vladimir Solovyov.