Rock musician Andrei Makarevich addresses those harassing him in new song

posted 28 Oct 2014, 10:43 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 28 Oct 2014, 10:54 ]
27 October 2014

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A new song by Andrei Makarevich has appeared on the Internet. The musician, who has recently been attacked over his position on the Ukraine situation, speaks out about the harassment in the new song.

The recording on YouTube is not accompanied by a video, it is just an audio-file with a photo background.

In an ironic lyrical style Makarevich sings about the harassment he has experienced and about how some sections of society reacted to it: "Why have you suddenly found your voice, my dear? Who asked you to do that?"

Rosbalt reports that the song has been published on the personal news website of journalist and writer Oleg Kashin.

The harassment of Andrei Makarevich began after he performed in front of Ukrainian refugees in Sviatohirsk on 12th August and took part in the Moscow Peace March. Following this concert the Duma deputy Evgeny Fedorov suggested that Makarevich should lose all his state awards. The leader of “Mashina Vremeni” has had many concerts cancelled in Russian cities due to his anti-war stance. 

Translated by Chloe Cranston