'Call me foreign agent' says Russian anti-war pop star Alla Pugacheva

'Call me foreign agent' says Russian anti-war pop star Alla Pugacheva

Sep 18, 2022 by BBC News - World

Key Facts

  • Image source, Getty Images One of Russia's most popular singers, Alla Pugacheva, has called on the Russian authorities to declare her a "foreign agent", in solidarity with her strongly anti-war husband Maxim Galkin.
  • Our correspondent says it will be interesting to see what effect her statement has on Russian public opinion of the Ukraine war - still described by the Kremlin as a "special military operation".
  • The label "foreign agent" has been applied by the Russian government to various media organisations, campaign groups and individuals openly critical of Kremlin policies.
  • Image source, Getty Images Image caption, President Putin greeted Alla Pugacheva in the Kremlin in December 2014 Pugacheva and Galkin went to Israel in late March, a month after the Russian invasion, and Pugacheva returned to Russia late last month with her children.

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