Tuesday, April 7, 2015
A Ukrainian-born pianist was barred from playing at Canada’s Toronto Symphony Orchestra (TSO) for expressing views on the situation in Ukraine via Twitter, according to the soloist herself. The move led to a social media storm tagged #LetValentinaPlay.
The orchestra has officially announced its decision to drop pianist Valentina Lisitsa from its Rachmaninoff Concerto #2 program earlier this week. TSO President and CEO Jeff Melanson cited“ongoing accusations of deeply offensive language by Ukrainian media outlets,” adding that Lisitsa’s“provocative comments” had allegedly “overshadowed past performances.”
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INC News, 07/04/2015 - via RT
Russia and Vietnam should start using their domestic currencies in bilateral trade more actively , Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has said.
The prime minister recalled that Russia had a similar experience with other countries in the Asia-Pacific region, and that 10 years ago the Vietnamese-Russian bank was created.