It seems like difficult times started for group "Via Gra". By rumors, group stops its existence since January 1, 2006.
There are 2 main versions of sudden dismissal of the group. First: soloists lay down ultimatum to producers Konstantin Meladze and Dmitry Kostuk - either increase of wage or girls form own Via Gra. There is information that producers pay low fees for performances. Meanwhile "Via Gra" is one of the most expansive groups on Russian stage. Concert of beautiful trio costs from 15 to 25 thousands of euros. Girls gave 15-20 concerts per month. But singers can not afford to buy new flat - their patience gave away and they demanded rise in salary. Producers didn`t argue with women and decided to close the project.
Second version: producers spread information about group dismissal to sell performance of group on New Year for higher price. Supposedly, organizers of concert could pay 100 thousands euros.
Dmitry Kostuk commented the situation: "We actually dismiss the group. There was no ultimatum, we are just tired. Nobody can earn all money. I don`t know what soloists intend to do. They have freedom of actions. The version that this is a commercial trick to raise price on performance is nonsense".