September 21, 2022

A Sincere Appeal


A Sincere Appeal

I am asking you to include me on the foreign agents' list of my beloved country,

– Russian pop star Alla Pugacheva, to the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation

On September 16, the Russian Ministry of Justice declared Russian comedian Maxim Galkin a foreign agent for speaking out in opposition to the war in Ukraine. Only two days later, his wife, well-known Russian pop star Alla Pugacheva, made an appeal to the ministry to receive the same status as her husband.

Along with declaring solidarity with her husband, Pugacheva went on to make her own damning statements towards Putin and the invasion of Ukraine. She discussed Russia's current pariah status and denounced how Russian men are dying for illusory goals that "weigh heavily on the lives of its citizens.”

Although Pugacheva did not describe the conflict as a war in her statements, she did condemn the use of "special military operation" to describe the invasion. 

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