In yesterday’s editorial I touched on how public support in Russia and Eastern Europe was extremely strong for Conchita Wurst at Eurovision 2014 where the public vote for her was ground breaking. It is one thing to vote for a song in the privacy of your home but what if you are a famous Russian soprano and favoured by President Putin?
Well that is just what has happened.Anna Netrebko is one of the country’s most successful soprano singers and the favourite of President Vladimir Putin. You can imagine our surprise when she posted this picture of her supporting Conchita Wurst on Twitter.
As you can imagine the picture has gone viral in Russia and has become a source of conversation. As yet there has been no formal comment from Netrebko on her actions and support of Conchita Wurst. Also silent has been President Putin whom has been a fan of Netrebko. However as they say a picture paints a thousand words.
Interesting to note who allegedly shared the photograph – fellow Russian Superstar!
Change needs to start somewhere and when you have high-profile advocates then the mass public may feel less intimidated to speak out.
We shall wait and see.
Author/Editor in Chief Garrett Mulhall
Source : Classisalite.com