The mayor of Kazan made the initiative to conduct the contest " New wave " in the Republic of Tatarstan
Irina Turnitin. The mayor of Kazan Ilsur Metshin, on behalf of the deputies of the Kazan city Duma has sent an official letter to the Minister of culture Vladimir Medinsky and President of the international contest of young singers of popular music " New wave " of Igor Krutoy the initiative to postpone the match in Kazan, according to the city hall.
the contest of young singers " New wave " with participation of stars of the Russian and foreign music since 2002 held in Latvia Jurmala every year in July. This year, yesterday the opening contest of the Latvian foreign Ministry has included in the black list of " banned " in the country of singers Joseph Kobzon, Oleg Gazmanov and singer Valery in connection with their statements about the events in Ukraine and position on the annexation of Crimea to Ukraine.
The leadership contest, and among them Igor Krutoy, before the end of the current year will conclude about the new venue of the competition: among the candidates considered Crimea, Sochi, Baku, Kaliningrad and Kazan. Elected representatives of the Kazan state Duma yesterday unanimously supported the initiative of one of his colleagues to postpone the competition in Kazan.
" Kazan city Duma in the face of 45 deputies of the second convocation appeals to you with a call to move the festival-Contest " New wave " on the ground in Russia. Carrying out this major event in Jurmala, some time ago working effectively for friendship and cultural interaction between peoples, today, as we think, already inhibits the development of the " New wave " making of the organizers and participants of the festival held hostage to political interests and speculation Latvian authorities ", - said in the letter of the mayor of Kazan.
reviews Metshin, the scandal in Jurmala-2014, for which no one even apologized to the organizers, demonstrated how dismissive in today's Latvia belong to this unique festival. According to the mayor, " New wave " has earned a completely different attitude, the festival is obliged to return to the Russian Federation.
Mershin, acting on behalf of the deputies of the city Duma, offers to choose Kazan in the form of the new venue of the " New wave " and gives the promise that the city will do everything in their power To ensure that the festival was organized and held at the highest level. For this purpose, According to the mayor, Kazan has everything you need - advantageous geographical position, convenient transportation letter, the modern infrastructure, the experience of conducting large-scale events.
Member of the Presidium of the Saeima of Latvia Andrey Klementyev have said before, that Latvia Jurmala if there will cease to conduct the contest " New wave ", will lose competitiveness compared with other resorts on the Baltic sea. In addition, Jurmala will lose a lot of money.