Russian President Vladimir Putin accused the West of making an attempt to cancel Russia in the identical method as JK Rowling, the author of the “Harry Potter” e book sequence, explaining that the scenario in his nation is similar to that of the creator.
“They canceled JK Rowling, the creator of Harry Potter. Her books are printed all around the world, however she was canceled for not assembly the calls for of gender rights”, Putin said, including that “they’re making an attempt to cancel” Russia. “I’m referring to the progressive discrimination of the whole lot that has to do with Russia,” mentioned the Russian chief.
Putin has been hit exhausting by the financial sanctions promoted by Western powers and supported by giant corporations all over the world. America, the European Union and the UK have imposed quite a few sanctions following the Russian president’s authorization to invade Ukraine on February 24.
“At present they’re making an attempt to cancel a whole historical traditionour individuals,” mentioned Putin, who accused the establishments of making an attempt to cancel the likes of Pyotr Tchaikovsky, Dmitry Shostakovich and Sergei Rachmaninov, together with Dostoyevsky.
“The infamous ‘cancel tradition’ has changed into the abolition of Russian tradition,” Putin mentioned at an awards ceremony in Moscow.
Composers like “Tchaikovsky, Shostakovich, or Rachmaninoff are excluded from the live performance posters, and Russian writers and their books are additionally banned,” lamented the president.