The Ministry of Culture of Ukraine forgives Galkin trips to the occupied Crimea

Ministry of Culture of Ukraine forgives Galkin for trips to the occupied Crimea

Russian humorist Maxim Galkin was excluded from the list of persons , which pose a threat to the national security of Ukraine.

This is evidenced by the data of the website of the Ministry of Culture and Information Policy, Interfax-Ukraine reports.

According to the website, changes were made to the list June 21, however, which ones, it is not specified there. After that, the name of Galkin disappeared from the list, now there are 209 people on it.

Galkin was added to the “black list” Ministry of Culture in November last year. It is known that in 2014 the humorist came to Crimea temporarily occupied by Russia and participated in the jury of the Five Stars festival, timed to coincide with the celebration of Russia Day.

After the start of Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine, Galkin condemned the aggression against our country, after which the Russian Federation began persecution against him. Galkin's performances began to be canceled in the aggressor country, and advertisers – refuse to cooperate. The artist, together with his wife Alla Pugacheva and two children, left Russia for Israel. 

Over the past months, the artist has repeatedly condemned the actions of the Russian authorities and the army, and also stated that part of the fee from concerts in Will give to Israel to help Ukrainian refugees.

Prepared by: Nina Petrovich