A French composer is arrested in Russia

Didier Marouani, founder of the French pop band Space, accused a Russian singer Philipp Kirkorov of ripping off his songs.

He flew to Moscow to press charges. The singer invited him for a settlement meeting.

Arriving at the meeting with his lawyer, Marouani was arrested by Moscow police and accused of trying to extort one million Euros from the singer.

Last night, he was released under caution but still faces trial. Under Russian justice.


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    • In Soviet times, and quite likely still today, Russians called their country straná chyudés – Wonderland. They were not wrong. Some of the things I experienced there in the 1980s and 1990s could not have been dreamed up at the Mad Hatter’s tea party.

    • Speaking of self-created realities, it may be time for Kirkorov to reserve a suite at that psychiatric hospital in Israel yet again.

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