Every week since Vladimir Putin launched an invasion of Ukraine, and since then Europe has been making selections. If on Monday the Philharmonie canceled the live shows of conductor Valery Gergiev (reputed to be near the Russian president), Tuesday it was the flip of the Grévin museum, which eliminated the wax stature of Mr. Putin. In brief, tradition is mobilizing.
Democracy and tradition
Roselyne Bachelot, Minister of Tradition, tightens the screws in flip. On March 2, she introduced on her Twitter account that every one collaboration with Russian cultural establishments and artists who have been too near Russian coverage in direction of Ukraine can be frozen. And this, till additional discover! A manner additionally to point out help for Ukrainian artists and journalists, to not point out the Russians who place themselves in opposition to the actions of their president. Bulletins that are added to all of the steps taken inside Europe, even when, for the second, nothing serves to dissuade Putin.
We now have determined to droop the reception in France of any new occasion associating official Russian cultural establishments, in addition to Russian artists who’ve declared themselves in favor of the coverage pursued by Russia in Ukraine.
— Roselyne Bachelot (@R_Bachelot) March 2, 2022