Anna Netrebko: Fight against Russophobia and no Putin distance


In the weekly newspaper “Zeit”, the Russian star soprano Anna Netrebko (50) talks about the fact that she too was “shocked” after the Russian invasion of Ukraine. In contrast to the Kremlin-speak, the 50-year-old also describes the invasion as a “war”.

Anna Netrebko praises Putin’s commitment to culture

But the Russian still does not distance herself from Vladimir Putin. “I love my country, my culture, the people. I don’t think it’s right what’s happening there right now, but I’ll remain a Russian” and Putin is the president of Russia. Netrebko praises the fact that the cultural sector in Russia has developed tremendously over the past two decades. The artistic level and the economic conditions have improved under Putin, says the 50-year-old.

Anna Netrebko is one of the best-known contemporary opera singers.

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Was Netrebko (not) a Putin supporter in 2018?

Anna Netrebko denies having participated in past political campaigns. Nonetheless, in 2018 her name was on a list of prominent figures who supported Putin in the election. “I voted for Putin in 2012 and I made no secret of it beforehand. I also thought at the time that he was good for art in Russia. But in 2018 I didn’t even know that my name was on the list.”

Anna Netrebko wants to fight “any Russophobia”.

Anna Netrebko sees her current task as “fighting any Russophobia” at her performances and concerts, even if people in Russia think that she has betrayed her homeland.

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Source-www.abendzeitung-muenchen.de