Exclusive: ‘Free prisoners’ sign flashes in Moscow concert hall

Exclusive: ‘Free prisoners’ sign flashes in Moscow concert hall


norman lebrecht

February 01, 2021

The sign below was displayed yesterday in the Tchaikovsky concert hall of the Moscow Philharmonic Society.

The sign is an advert for concert tickets.

But the last line says: ‘freedom to political prisoners.’

Thousands more were arrested yesterday by Putin’s frightened police.

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  • Rogerio says:

    Dictators a fascists have their ups and downs.
    Whether or not we are entering a “down” period or an “up” period depends a lot on what you Americans do with President DrinkBleech.

    • Alan says:

      A little out of date don’t you think?

      • Emilee says:

        Not at all. To show the world that we still hold our leaders, and EX-leaders, accountable, even for the most atrocious actions, speaks volumes. How dare we admonish another’s actions when we don’t, or won’t, admonish our own?

  • Symphony musician says:

    A simple, but very courageous, act of defiance against a tyrant; a scared tyrant, but a tyrant nevertheless. Our thoughts are with all ordinary Russians and we wish you success in your quest for greater freedom.

  • JussiB says:

    It’s wrong to mingle music with politics.