Mark Knopfler cancels gigs in Russia due to political reasons

Knopfler planned to play in Moscow and St. Petersburg this June.

ВВС reminds, checkings in the Russian non-governmental organizations have started since the end of March. The Russian authorities insist that the checkings are held to evaluate whether the organizations' activity corresponds with their statute goals and the Russian legislation.

HR defenders say that they consider the mentioned checkings as means of pressure over the civil society.

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