Based on the assessment of the state security Service of Latvia and the immigration law of the Latvian foreign Ministry banned Russian singer Grigory Leps from entering the territory of this Baltic country indefinitely. The corresponding statement on Friday, 1 November, his Twitter account was made Minister of foreign Affairs of Latvia Edgars Rinkevics, reports the Russian Dialogue.
The report notes that the decision on the inclusion of the musician in the list of persons whose entry into the Republic of Latvia is undesirable. The ban is set for an indefinite period.
Member of the international Committee of the Federation Council Oleg Morozov comments radio Sputnik called absurd and ridiculous the decision of Riga and stated that Leps, in contrast to the Latvian authorities successfully does his job.
“He’s doing his job, (and the rest – ed.) is a question for the Latvian politicians that make political show”, – concluded the Senator.
In turn, honored artist of Russia, composer Victor Drobysh in an interview with RT called wrong, when cultural figures used for political purposes.
He recalled that in 2014, the Latvian authorities have banned the entry of the singer Valeria and many other Russian artists.
Meanwhile, in the Seimas of Lithuania intend to ban any of the tour Russian artists who supported the reunification of the Crimea with Russia.
According to the Deputy of the Lithuanian Parliament of Laurynas Kasciunas of the first in the “black list” can get actor Dmitry Kharatyan and singer Philip Kirkorov.
In April the Minister of foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius made a proposal to prohibit entry into the territory of the Republic Grigory Leps.