Alla Pugacheva is a superstar in Russia. When the Ministry of Justice blacklisted her husband, the singer sharply criticized the Kremlin. The sudden politicization of TV size could cause waves in Russian society, says political scientist Galljamov.
Pugacheva is a superstar in her homeland. She has shaped rock and pop music in Russia since the 1970s. Her success has survived the fall of the Soviet Union - with her constant TV presence she was one of the most dazzling show greats in Russia and her marriage to the 27-year-old presenter and comedian Maxim Galkin was a constant topic for the tabloid media. After the start of the war against Ukraine, the couple left Russia for Israel. In contrast to Galkin, who criticized the Russian leadership in Israel, Pugacheva has so far held back with political statements.
All the greater is the echo that could now follow their harsh criticism of the war. The political scientist Abbas Galliamov, once speechwriter for President Vladimir Putin, spoke of a "strong slap" for the Kremlin. "If there are still important people in the country about whom there is a consensus, then of course it is Pugacheva," he wrote on his Telegram channel. You have always left politics outside. "Your sudden politicization can create that feeling in society that is so dangerous for the authorities: 'That's enough'," he said.