The Ambassador of Latvia in the Russian Federation sees no reason to transfer the " New wave " of Jurmala
The Ambassador of Latvia in Russia Astra Kurme sees no reason to move from Jurmala contest of young singers " New wave " and hopes that the festival will remain in this city, because at the time of the meeting in Jurmala many tourists.
" Latvia is an important connection with authorized Russian intelligentsia, space For which is the festival " New wave ". At the same time with the festival we have a lot of tourists. They have the opportunity to go to concerts, but They eventually are in Jurmala. This Russian intelligentsia - poets, artists, filmmakers, and most others, " said curme in the conversation online version of the newspaper " Open city ".
in her expressions, the organizers of the " New wave " there is no reason to carry a competition in another country.
" Latvia has never ceased cultural cooperation with Russia. We are always happy to visit friends in Latvia. If the organizers of the " New wave " consider themselves friends of Latvia, we see no reason why this festival could not happen in Jurmala and beyond, " said Kurma.
the contest of young singers " New wave " with participation of stars of the Russian and foreign music since 2002 is held in the Latvian city of Jurmala 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 Russia. The head of the competition, the composer Igor Krutoy said that the leadership of the event until the end of the current year will conclude about the new venue of the competition.
from my side, deputies of the city Duma Kazan unanimously voted for the festival in this city. The mayor of the city Ilsur Metshin made the initiative to build a really New " New wave " - from Europe to Asia, the crest of which would be in the capital of the Republic of Tatarstan ". In the near future, appropriate treatment will be designed and targeted to the organizers of the competition.