He wanted to take the Ukrainian flag: Murik from Green Grey talked about plans to go to Russia
The vocalist of the famous Ukrainian rock band Green Grey, Dmytro Muravitskyi, better known as Murik, recalled how the band was supposed to go to Russia in 2021 to perform at the Dikaya Mint festival. At the time, this decision outraged many Ukrainian fans. However, the rockers never made it to the festival because of COVID-19.
Almost three years have passed, a full-scale war has broken out in Ukraine, and, of course, Green Grey has no plans to give concerts in Russia. However, Murik sees nothing wrong with the fact that the band wanted to perform in Russia in 2021. The singer shared his thoughts on this in an interview with Slava Demin for his YouTube channel of the same name.
According to Muravitskyi, he planned to appear on the Russian stage with the flag of Ukraine in his hands and would have done so if the festival had not been canceled due to the pandemic. The musician defended Dika Mint, saying that it was an independent and "politically unbiased" event.
"I wanted to go on stage with the Ukrainian flag... The organizer, by the way, is a nice touch. I think he's out of the Soviet Union. They organized a separate Ukrainian day... Nervy and Dorn were still supposed to perform," Murik commented.
He also admitted that over the course of his more than thirty-year career, he has been repeatedly offered to move to the Russian music market. In particular, he said he was contacted by producer Yosyp Prigozhin.
"I could have been in Dima Bilan's shoes. I was a blond guy with such a highlighter. I received some such offers. But no, no, no - I have a band, I have rock," the rocker said.
As OBOZ.UA reported earlier, another member of the Green Grey rock band, Andrii Yatsenko, better known by his pseudonym Diesel, has not switched to Ukrainian in public, unlike most of his colleagues. The musician, who joined the ranks of the Ukrainian Armed Forces at the beginning of the full-scale invasion, admits that he is trying to start speaking his native language, but he still has difficulty building sentences and logical chains.