The Yekaterinburg concert of the Anacondaz group in July this year was disrupted by the police due to the fact that the musicians had previously supported the opposition leader Alexei Navalny, criticized the authorities and condemned the war in Ukraine. According to Pavel Chikov , head of the Agora human rights organization, this became known from the explanation of the prosecutor's office of the Sverdlovsk region.
The concert of the Anacondaz group in Yekaterinburg on July 22 this year was supposed to take place as part of the Pauzern Picnic summer festival. However, the police said that "the mass event was not agreed." The group found another venue, but the security forces came there on the day of the concert.
The musicians claim that they agreed on the event and there was no reason to cancel the concert. They provided the organizers of the concert with official guarantee letters that there would be no slogans and appeals during the concerts.
The musicians are suing the authorities because of the cancellation and disruption of concerts in Yekaterinburg and Perm.
In September, the Ministry of Justice of the Sverdlovsk Region warned the owner of Yekaterinburg's Tele-Club concert venues, Oleg Kumysh, about the existence of criminal penalties under articles on discrediting the Russian Armed Forces and calls for the introduction of restrictive measures against the Russian Federation.
At the end of June, the Moscow club "GlavClub" canceled the performances of the singer Manizhi, the groups "Accident" and Anacondaz. According to the club's administration, this decision was made under pressure from the authorities.