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The leader of the band Bahroma, born in the Urals, after a concert in Bucha, refused to use the Russian language: he felt the pain it caused people

The frontman of the band, after the concert in Bucha, abstained from using the Russian language

The leader of the popular Ukrainian band Bahroma, Roman Bakhariev, who was born in the Urals of Russia and moved to Donetsk Oblast at the age of 5, has decided to stop performing songs written in Russian. The singer took this stance after his concert last year in the liberated town of Bucha.

Bahroma had previously performed songs in Russian from its inception in 2009 until 2022. Currently, the frontman refuses to use the language of the aggressor in communication, and he believes it's time to create new albums in Ukrainian. Bakhariev discussed his decision in an interview with blogger Bohdan Bespalov as part of his collaboration with OBOZ.UA.

Since the beginning of Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine, Roman Bakhariev has been a staunch supporter of Ukraine. The singer has organized several charity concerts in Europe and Ukraine to assist families affected by Russian aggression. After a concert in Bucha in the fall of 2022, the singer decided to discontinue his Russian-language work.

The leader of the band Bahroma, born in the Urals, after a concert in Bucha, refused to use the Russian language: he felt the pain it caused people

"Last year, we had a concert in Bucha after the liberation, and I performed my Russian-language songs there. It was the last concert where I played them. Then I realized for sure that I couldn't do it anymore; I could feel the people in the audience, they were post-liberation, and I physically understood how much it hurt people to hear the Russian language. Then I decided for myself that I would no longer sing those songs. I'm not saying never, but now is definitely not the time to do it," the frontman emotionally explained his choice.

The leader of the band Bahroma, born in the Urals, after a concert in Bucha, refused to use the Russian language: he felt the pain it caused people

The issue of language is very sensitive for the singer nowadays. It is crucial for him that Bahroma exists exclusively in the Ukrainian cultural space.

"I personally wouldn't like people to associate me with Russian-language songs. That's why I'm working hard on new material to record cool Ukrainian-language content," the singer said with enthusiasm.

The band leader also added that he has no plans to translate his old songs into Ukrainian: "People ask me on social media if I'm going to translate my songs. But I wouldn't want to do that because this is my story, that happened to me."

Earlier, Roman Bakhariev of the Bahroma band shared in an interview with OBOZ.UA that he condemns Ukrainians who still listen to Russian songs and believe that there is no difference.

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