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Russian Rap Under Fire

Expand Husky singing to his fans from the top of a car. Krasnodar, 2018.  © Screengrab from YouTube Last week, Husky, a popular Russian rapper, was detained by police for singing to his fans in the street – one of the latest in a growing list of Russian musicians suffering from a crackdown by authorities. His arrest in the southern Russian city of Krasnodar came after several of his shows in different cities had been cancelled through the intervention of the authorities, including the prosecutor’s office. Husky’s concert in Krasnodar was scheduled for November 21, but the venue owners pulled…

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