Putin is our common enemy, – the Georgian singer Nino Katamadze refused to perform in Russia

Путин – наш общий враг, – грузинская певица Нино Катамадзе отказалась выступать в России

Georgian jazz singer and composer Nino Katamadze, who was a jury member in season 5 of the Ukrainian musical project “X-Factor”, apologized for the performance at the festival “Usadba Jazz” in Russia and promised that it was her last concert in Russia. A celebrity said that “Russia is the occupier, Putin is a common enemy.”

About it Katamadze wrote in the Georgian language on the page in Facebook.

My silence does not mean that I had something to think about it and decide I from the first second you feel that each of you saw Gavrilova in the chair speaker (the Georgian Parliament) … the Russian occupier, Putin is our common enemy!
said Katamadze.

According to her, the concert at the “Manor Jazz” was very heavy. On the scene with Nino was made by 9-year-old girl Arina, from Belarus, who lost his sight at an early age.

“The most difficult of my life day – 20 June (the day in Georgia, the protests began), and challenging concert – 22 June, which I refused only because 9-year-old blind girl … Never in my heart was not treason, I never sang in Russian, never been involved in funded by the government (RF) concerts, did not participate on one day of the birth of Russian politicians,” – said the Georgian singer.

What is known about the anti-Russian protests in Georgia?

  • Stocks began the evening of June 20. People are outraged by the behavior of Russian politicians. In particular, the Deputy of the state Duma from the Communist party sat in Parliament in place of the speaker and opened the session of the Interparliamentary Assembly of Orthodoxy in the Russian language.
  • The activists demanded from the Russians to apologize, then the resignation of the head of the Georgian Parliament Irakli Kobakhidze, Minister of internal Affairs George Gakharia and the head of security of Georgia Vakhtang gomelauri.
  • Later, protesters stormed the Parliament, the police used against them tear gas and rubber bullets. Affected about 240 people.
  • The next day, the rallies resumed with renewed vigor. Many activists were detained, but this did not stop the protests. The authorities had to comply with the Protestants – the Chairman of Parliament of Georgia Irakli Kobakhidze said he will resign.
  • In addition, parliamentarians promised to hold the next parliamentary elections under the proportional system with zero electoral barrier.
  • Subsequently, the interior Ministry suspended from his duties 10 policemen involved in the dispersal of protests at the Parliament building on June 20-21.
  • The General Prosecutor’s office of Georgia has opened a case against them under article about excess of office powers with application of violence during protests.
  • After a few days in Tbilisi city court has released from custody all those detained during protests on the night of 21 June.

Anti-Russian protests in Georgia: watch the video