St. Petersburg communists ask Madonna to sing revolutionary songs
A communist group in St. Petersburg has published an open letter to Madonna asking her to act modestly and singrevolutionarysongs during her concert on St. Petersburg`s central square.
The pop star will perform on August 2 on the historic Palace Square, a focal point of the October Revolution of 1917.
"You must understand the responsibility of singing in such a place," the Communists of Petersburg and the Leningrad Region, a separate organization from the much larger Communist Party, said in a statement.
"You should be dressed modestly, sing melodically, and keep the rules of morality in mind."
"We ask you, Madonna, to include in your repertoire on Palace Square a revolutionary song in honor of those who stormed the Winter Palace." The letter goes on to suggest several Soviet songs.
The group, known for regularly feeding bizarre statements to the press, earlier this year made headlines in Russia by criticizing football star Andrei Arshavin for "displaying for sale his body for many months in front of covetous Western clubs."
It also accused the latest Bond girl, Ukrainian Olga Kurylenko, of a "moral and intellectual betrayal" in starring in a movie about the "enemy of the Soviet people."