Russian media got angry with Laima Vaikule for supporting the Ukrainian Armed Forces and threatened her with 20 years in prison
The famous Latvian singer Laima Vaikule, who actively supports Ukraine and condemns Russian terror, has already announced the next Laima Rendezvous festival, which is traditionally held in Jurmala in the summer. As you know, this year's event was dedicated to helping Ukrainians. This made the Russians very angry, so when they learned about the start of ticket sales for the festival in 2024, the propagandists took the opportunity to once again slander the artist for her position.
Thus, the lying Russian media hastened to call Vaikule "the niece of a fascist who was close to Hitler" and "Russophobe". They also tried to threaten the singer with prison.
The propagandists decided that Vaikule hurried to open ticket sales right now in order to raise money to help the Armed Forces.
It is now known that the star's author festival is scheduled for July 26-28 and will traditionally take place at the Dzintari concert hall. There was no information about the artists who will entertain the audience next year, let alone about financial support for the Armed Forces of Ukraine. However, this does not prevent propagandists from confidently spreading the news that Vaikule is "an enemy of Russia who finances the war."
The Russian media also wrote absurd things about the singer's festival: "Laima Vaikule is the niece of a fascist who was close to Hitler. And now, apparently, she is continuing the work of her relative."
In addition, they decided to threaten Vaikule with 20 years in prison in Russia for any assistance to Ukraine. The propagandists reached their apogee when they wished the singer death in a very veiled way. In particular, they wrote that "making plans for 7 months ahead is too optimistic for a star with cancer".
As OBOZ.UA previously reported, Laima Vaikule said that she would not go to Russia to perform under any circumstances. However, she sees such a prospect if the Russians sincerely repent for the war. The Kremlin jester, Russian music producer Joseph Prigozhin, reacted to the pro-Ukrainian artist's words. The Putinist poured out a barrage of insults on the singer, saying that "her time has long since passed."