Estonia canceled the concert of Klava Coca, who performed in occupied Donetsk, and banned her from entering the country until 2027
The concert of Russian singer Klavdia Vysokova, known as Klava Coca, in Tallinn, the capital of Estonia, was canceled for the second time since the start of the full-scale war in Ukraine. The country's Ministry of Culture argued that the singer supports armed aggression against civilian Ukrainians and promotes Kremlin narratives.
Not only was she not allowed to perform, but she was also banned from entering Estonia until May 18, 2027, as Limon reports. The journalists asked the Estonian Ministry of the Interior for comment.
"We reiterate what we said earlier: concert organizers should not invite artists to Estonia who speak with pro-Kremlin messages. Russian and Belarusian cultural figures who wish to perform in Estonia cannot currently obtain an Estonian visa," said Estonian Interior Ministry spokesman Veiko Pesur.
The Ministry of Culture added that Klava Coca "is in the service of Russian propaganda," so her performances in Estonia remain inappropriate, just as they were a year ago, when the artist's concert was canceled for the first time.
However, the organizer of the Russian singer's show, which was to take place on March 29, MJClub owner Jüri Mets, has a less radical position. He believes that the hype around Klava Coca has been "blown out of proportion," and that her performance, if it does not contain direct calls for war, is valid.
"Let music be music. A lot can be said about this, but it's not worth it, lest the artist get into trouble later. Fortunately, we live in a peaceful and free country, and I hope it will remain so," said the concert organizer.
Currently, all announcements about the performance have disappeared from the network, but Russian media wrote that almost all tickets for the concert were sold out, with a price of about 35 euros (almost 1500 hryvnias).