“Of course, they say that culture and art are outside of politics, but in life it’s not,” RIA Novosti quoted the senator as saying.

He noted that a number of foreign performers may criticize the country, "but when they need to earn money, they go to Russia."

Ryazansky believes that the Ministry of Culture should have a “tool of influence” on such artists, but this should not be turned into blacklisting.

In his opinion, in a similar situation, you should find out the opinion of the audience.

Earlier it became known that Rotaru will become the headliner of the festival "Legends" Retro FM ".

Since 1973, the singer participated in the “Song of the Year” program, but last year she canceled her performance after the introduction of martial law in Ukraine.