the Singer Sofia Rotaru has lost tens of millions of rubles because of the inability to give concerts in Russia. On this portal, “the Source,” said Director of artist Sergei Lavrov.
According to him, the pandemic is coronavirus and the closure of borders with Russia Rotaru loss amounted to about 42 million rubles. Located in Kiev, the singer gets offers to speak at corporate events in Russia, but has no possibility to leave Ukraine.
So, one of the customers suggested Rotaru to speak at a corporate event in Novosibirsk. The receiving party were willing to pay the fee, and all expenses of the singer and her band, Lavrov said.
“All refuse. Sofia Mikhailovna, of course, missed the stage. She’d love to go on tour. We also have a team to feed. But no opportunities,” he said.
According to “the Source”, before the pandemic Rotaru gave two or three concerts a month, which gave her about 14 million rubles. One performance artist at corporate is estimated at 100 million euros (7.8 million rubles).
In 2018, Rotaru refused to perform in Russia because of the martial law declared in Ukraine by the then President Petro Poroshenko. In November 2019, it became known about the plans of the actress is back with concerts in Moscow. After that, the head of the social Committee of the Federation Council Valery Ryazansky said that the culture Ministry should have the instruments of influence on artists who criticize Russia, “but when it comes to make — go.” In this regard, he urged to ignore concerts Rotaru.