Valery Gergiev
Foto: Marco Borggreve

The traditional concert of the French National Orchestra on 14 July, the national holiday of France (Bastille Day), was conducted by Valery Gergiev. The name was published quite late and now, more and more angry commentaries are published in the French media.

Known for being a supporter of Putin, Gergiev was a « scandalous choice », according to L’Obs. On Twitter, Raphael Glucksmann wrote that it was a shame having Gergiev for the French National concert, Gergiev « who played for the Assad army and the Russian Army occupying South Ossetia. Other media joined the Anti-Gergiev concert.

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