Comedian Maxim Galkin explains his reluctance to go to Chechnya. Screenshot of the video posted on the YouTube channel "And talk?" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G_5MJ6TfPCI

25 December 2019, 11:26

Comedian Maxim Galkin explains his reluctance to go to Chechnya by practice of public apologies

The practice of public apologies to Ramzan Kadyrov for careless statements is keeping Maxim Galkin from performing in Chechnya, the comedian said in his interview.

In an interview on the YouTube channel "And talk?" Galkin has confirmed that he didn't want to visit Chechnya.

"I'm afraid of saying something extra there, so I don't go to Chechnya. I'm a very diplomatic person, but still I like some freedom of expression ... I really dislike explaining something, and apologizing," Maxim Galkin has stated.

"I see that the performers who go there are a bit courtier. I can't do this," said the comedian, adding that he performed in Chechnya in 2000 during the second Chechen War.

The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that the authors of careless statements about Chechen authorities are often forced to apologize for their words. Thus, in June 2018, the comedian, Semyon Slepakov, apologized for his comic song about the failure of Kadyrov as a coach of the Russian national football team.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on December 25, 2019 at 06:52 am MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

All news
ДАННОЕ СООБЩЕНИЕ (МАТЕРИАЛ) СОЗДАНО И (ИЛИ) РАСПРОСТРАНЕНО ИНОСТРАННЫМ СРЕДСТВОМ МАССОВОЙ ИНФОРМАЦИИ, ВЫПОЛНЯЮЩИМ ФУНКЦИИ ИНОСТРАННОГО АГЕНТА, И (ИЛИ) РОССИЙСКИМ ЮРИДИЧЕСКИМ ЛИЦОМ, ВЫПОЛНЯЮЩИМ ФУНКЦИИ ИНОСТРАННОГО АГЕНТА.

January 22, 2022 19:14

  • Analysts reproach Chechen law enforcers for violating Russian MIA's subordination

    Most likely, law enforcers from Nizhny Novgorod had known about the pre-planned abduction of Zarema Yangulbaeva by Chechen policemen, but they didn't dare to oppose them, since law enforcers in Chechnya, while bypassing Russian laws, obey directly the head of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov, and not the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA), the human rights defenders interviewed by the "Caucasian Knot" have noted.

January 22, 2022 19:00

  • Krasnodar journalist claims beating up by law enforcers

    Vladislav Kramskoy, a journalist, has stated that he was beaten up by law enforcers after he asked them to show their IDs and introduce themselves. As a result, he not only received traumas, but a protocol was drawn up against him for disobeying a law enforcer's lawful demand.

January 22, 2022 12:53

January 22, 2022 12:32

January 22, 2022 12:16

  • Protesters in Tbilisi demand dismissal of Culture Minister

    Teya Tsulukiani, the Georgian Minister of Culture, is firing employees of her subordinate entities who have expressed dissatisfaction with her policies, protesters in Tbilisi have stated, adding that nearly 1500 people signed the petition demanding Tsulukiani's resignation.

News archive