Другие материалы рубрики «English»
- Minsk City Council approves appointment of Andrey Shorats as head of Minsk city government
Mr. Shorats was appointed to the position by Alyaksandr Lukashenka on November 6. He replaced Mikalay Ladutska...
- Valery Fralow dies at 67
Valery Fralow, a prominent opposition figure and retired military general, has died a sudden death in Minsk at the age of 67.
- Economic growth is not top priority this year, prime minister says
- Russian filmmaker Govorukhin gets Lukashenka’s spirituality award
- Belarusian Party of Greens may nominate its own presidential contender
- Left-wing groups set to hold social forum in Minsk this month
- Young commissioned officer shoots himself dead in military unit in Brest region
- Dzyady march ends with rally at Stalin-era massacre site
- Minsk hosts first-ever Belarusian-language sports festival
- Waste heaps in Belaruskali potash mining area
- Exhibition of Belarusian-grown grape in Minsk
- Minsk hosts Belarusian Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships
Authorities ban show by Swedish black metal band
The Prosecutor General's Office has banned Swedish black metal band Marduk from playing a show in Minsk.
Speaking to reporters in the Belarusian capital on Monday, Pavel Radzivonaw, a departmental head at the Prosecutor General's Office, confirmed that Marduk's concert, scheduled for May 22, would not take place.
"The band preaches Satanism, which has nothing to do with art. This is an affront to Christian values, they preach the ideas of death, of the Third Reich," he said, describing the band's songs as "destructive."
Four other foreign bands that were to open for the Swedish act during the show at the Re:Public club will be allowed to perform. However, Mr. Radzivonaw warned, their sets may be stopped if they involve violations of laws.
The official said that a May 18 show by controversial Russian musician Sergei Shnurov's band in Minsk had not been cancelled but its organizers had been warned against the use of profane language during the concert. Mr. Shnurov is notorious for the extensive use of explicit lyrics in his songs.
Mr. Radzivonaw stressed that the Office's actions had nothing to do with censorship. //BelaPAN