Sitkovetsky and Silvestrov join anti-Putin protestmain
The number of musicians signing a protest against Vladimir Putin’s oppression has risen to just under 500.
Latest signatories include the doyen composer Valentin Silvestrov, violinist Dmitri Sitkovetsky, pianist Peter Jablonski, and Mariinsky opera conductor Mikhail Agrest.
The full list of signatories can be found here.
But Putin has plenty of friends who maintain his authoritarian rule.