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Latvian pop singer Laima Vaikule is facing criticism in Russia for refusing to perform in Crimea, which was controversially taken over by Moscow four years ago.
Vaikule was a star in the 1990s and still has many fans in Russia. But she said she “won’t go there”.
A leading Russian Senator, Alexei Pushkov, condemned her stance along with several cultural figures.
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