In St. Petersburg, riot police and FSB officers broke into one of the most popular clubs in the city, Cosmonaut, and disrupted a concert by the Zero People group, which was attended by about three hundred spectators.
According to eyewitnesses, the law enforcement officers behaved harshly, put the audience on the floor, although the formal reason for the visit to the club turned out to be a document check, after which those who came to the concert were released.
Telegram channel Baza reports without references to sources that in fact the reason for the appearance of riot police and the FSB in the club were some “anti-Russian statements” by one of the leaders of the Zero People group, Alexander Krasovytskyi. Ego and another musician, Alexander Zarankin, were taken away for a conversation by the special services, and then released.
In turn, the publication “Fontanka” notes that one of the viewers entered into a conflict with an officer of the riot police, who hit him. The girl was detained, and now the question of initiating a criminal case against her is being resolved.
- Zero People is a duet of members of the popular St. Petersburg rock band Animal DzaZ, Alexander Krasovytskyi and Alexander Zarankin. According to the media, Animal DzhaZ is on the unofficial list of groups banned in Russia – because the team did not support the war in Ukraine. This year, several of their concerts were canceled, and the Investigative Committee, the Ministry of Justice and the Ministry of Culture received an appeal from the activists of the “Call of the People” movement demanding to check the musicians for the possibility of recognizing them as “foreign agents”.
- “Fontanka” claims that at the end of October, Zero People removed the date of today’s concert in St. Petersburg from its website, and that the “Cosmonaut” club also did not announce the performance.