Escape from the BolshoiNews
Ilya Silchukou, principal baritone at the Bolshoi Theatre in Minsk, lost his career in August 2020 when he joined a protest on the theatre steps against the fraudulent election of the Putin-backed Belarus dictator Alexander Lukashenko.
It has taken him two years to get his wife and children out of Belarus. They now occupy a small apartment in Boston.
Next weekend Silchuko will give his US debut recital there.
The Boston Globe has more.
These are Ilya’s protest videos.