“Roskomnadzor suspended the validity of certificates of accreditation of experts who conducted an examination of Yegor Creed’s songs for 120 days. This examination does not meet the requirements for a comprehensive analysis of information products. The corresponding order was signed on Monday, November 18, 2019, by the head of Roskomnadzor Alexander Zharov, ”the ministry’s press service said in a statement.
It is noted that the document suspends the accreditation of three experts - E.Yu. Shabalina, T.N. Simonova and A.P. Volkova, after the specified period will be decided on the final deprivation of their accreditation.
Earlier, as RIA Novosti notes, an examination of Creed’s work appeared on the website of Roskomnadzor.
In it, experts from the National Council of Social Information organization called the rapper “a vivid representative of the aggressive anti-Russian subculture of rappers, which carries the antiquity of Satanism through the music of Russian youth.”
They considered his work aimed at denying family values, which "is tantamount to the murder of Russian identity, and therefore the whole nation," and therefore called for a ban on the dissemination of information about his performances to minors.
However, they affirmed the singer’s anti-Russian ideological orientation due to his tattoos.
Later, the examination was deleted.
In November 2018, the Prosecutor General was asked to temporarily ban rap concerts in Russia, noting that many popular songs among young people “openly promote suicide, drug abuse, satanism, extremism and even contain calls for treason.”