Why Valery Gergiev is not (yet) on EU sanctions listNews
A written answer to the Dutch Parliament by Foreign Minister Wopke Hoekstra has clarified the status of the Russian conductor, a close associate of Vladimir Putin’s and a supporter of his various wars.
Hoekstra said Gergiev ‘insufficiently’ meets the criteria and ‘the objective of the sanctions.’
The minister refused to confirm whether Gergiev, a former conductor of the Rotterdam Philharmonic, holds a Dutch passport, as has been widely reported.
We’ll take that non-denial as a yes.