At the end of March, Alla with her husband and two children, left for Israel. Pugacheva was silent, but Galkin continued to criticise the invasion of Ukraine.
In August, Pugacheva returned to Russia. Her relatives were also to come back. But then the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation entered Galkin on the list of "foreign agents". Two days later, Pugacheva published her famous post.
The Kremlin officially ignored the singer's return and her public appeal. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov declined to comment. Over 900,000 people liked Pugacheva’s post on her Instagram, including another celebrity Kseniya Sobchak.
It is undoubtedly more of a declaration based on her personal reasons than on political grounds, but it has political implications. And although Pugacheva does not use the word "war" and has not even once condemned the Russian crimes, the position of such a famous person may force millions of Russians to think.
After this kind of political coming-out, Pugacheva seems to have finally left Russia (perhaps most of the matters related to the closure of business and the liquidation of assets in that country have been resolved). It has been confirmed that she is in Israel now.
“I thank my multi-million army of fans for their love and support, for their ability to distinguish between what is true and false. From the Holy Land, I am praying for you and peace, ”- she wrote on her Instagram.
"Now, her place is in the USSR museum", "it is a parody of the Decembrist’s wife" - this is how the State Duma Deputies assessed Pugacheva's speech. Even stronger words were used by clergy members of the church faithful to the Kremlin. It is pretty impossible to quote the television propagandists of the Kremlin before 10 p.m..
“How lucky it is to be hated by those whom I couldn’t stand. If they liked me, this would mean I was singing and living in vain. Let them grind their teeth; they were servants, and now they become enslaved." This is how the artist reacted to this load of rubbish.
Today she enjoys freedom and wealth which, to a certain extent, she gained thanks to being a servant of the Kremlin as well, and that was for several decades; Although she will probably always convince you otherwise.
In 1996, a journalist from NTV( Russia), then a top-rated private television, asked Pugacheva this question: “You don't have anything to worry about, do you? No regime change will change Pugacheva in Russia - you will always sing, with any authority ”. What did Alla say?
“I grew up among people and sang among people, under any command. But I sang for the people. The big difference for me is the mood of the person who comes to the concert. "
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–translated by Katarzyna Chocian