OREANDA-NEWS  First deputy chairman of the State Duma Committee on Culture Elena Drapeko said that the artists who took part in the music festival of singer Laima Vaikule "Rendezvous" will not be able to return to Russia. This is reported by the publication "Paragraph".

Recall that the festival was held in Jurmala from July 26 to 29. The event was attended by some artists who left the Russian Federation after the start of a special military operation and were recognized as foreign agents. In particular, we are talking about Maxim Galkin*, Alla Pugacheva, Vera Brezhneva and Andrei Makarevich*. It was reported that part of the funds from ticket sales will be sent to Ukraine.

"They chose a side. We cross them out. They have been ordered to come here, and few people need them in Latvia, because these Russophobes speak Russian," Drapenko said.