Ukraine Bans Some Russian Music

By Francisco Salazar

Ukraine’s parliament has voted to ban some Russian music in media and public spaces.

The ban will not apply to all Russian music, but it will relate to music created or performed by those who are or were Russian citizens after 1991. The artists who condemned Russia’s war in Ukraine can apply for an exemption from the ban.

The bill, which was approved by MPs on Sunday, will see Russian music banned from being played or performed on television, radio, schools, public transport, hotels, restaurants, cinemas, and other public spaces.

However, this ban will not include such Russian composers as Tchaikovsky and Shostakovich.

The news comes as Russia continues its war in Ukraine and opera companies in Ukraine continue to reopen. Recently the Odessa Opera and Kyiv Opera reopened their doors