Famous Russian singer Alla Pugacheva has published an Instagram post, in which she addressed the Russian Ministry of Justice with a request to include her on the “foreign agent” register alongside her husband, TV presenter and comedian Maxim Galkin.
“Please include me on the list of foreign agents of my dear country, as I agree with my husband, an honest, decent and genuine man, a real patriot of Russia who cannot be bought, who wishes prosperity, peaceful life, freedom of speech to his Homeland and who wants our boys to stop dying for illusory goals that make our country a pariah and that make the lives of our citizens harder,” she wrote.
On 16 September, the Russian Ministry of Justice included Maxim Galkin on the list of individuals acting as “foreign agents”. Ukraine is stated as his source of foreign funding.
Galkin has repeatedly made statements condemning the Russian invasion of Ukraine. The comedian is now doing solo shows outside of Russia.