Comedian Slava Komissarenko said he was denied a German humanitarian visa. He himself announced this on his YouTube channel.
“The German consul refused me a humanitarian visa because he doesn’t think it’s unsafe for me to go to Russia or Belarus, and in Spain they didn’t let me legalize my funds, because it’s apparently dirty money for dirty jokes,” he said. He.
As a result, Komissarenko was able to obtain a "talent visa" in the United States.
Slava Komissarenko is a native of Belarus. After the 2020 presidential election, he often began to joke about Alexander Lukashenko and give interviews with harsh criticism of his policies. Earlier, he already said that he had to leave Russia for Kyiv after the KGB put him on the wanted list. According to him, the Belarusian security forces “called him and wrote SMS”. In an interview with Yuri Dudyu, he also said that the KGB officers were looking for his parents.
In Belarus, a criminal case was opened against Komissarenko for libel against Alexander Lukashenko, pro-government telegram channels and an employee of the Russian television channel RT Konstantin Prydybailo reported .
Komissarenko is considered the main popularizer of the “Chyk-chyryk” meme about Lukashenka. Once, during a conversation with comedian Ruslan Bely, they joked that Alexander Lukashenko is the only president who cannot fly away on vacation, since he is not allowed to go to many countries. “This turned out to be a funny phrase about the fact that Alexander Grigoryevich was allegedly not allowed on the plane, and he replied: “Oh, then I’ll fly myself! Chyk-Chyryk,” said Komissarenko.