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Original: Komsomolskaya Pravda
Translated by Alexander Fedotov / Edited by Elena

Special correspondents of KP [Russian newspaper ‘Komsomolskaya Pravda’ -trans.] Alexander Kots (AK) and Dmitry Steshin (DS) spoke with the famous pianist before her concert in Donetsk.

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Classical pianist Valentina Lisitsa is not just loved in the Donbass, she is worshipped. And not only for her professional qualities, but for her position which she persistently, not in a western way, stands for. Her support of the Donbass caused her many serious scandals, broke relationships with friends and colleagues both in the Ukraine, where she comes from, and in Europe. She, despite risking to become a ‘persona non grata’ in her professional circles, comes again and again to perform in the war-torn land. Tickets to her concerts sold out in a few hours. Before her performance in Donetsk we [AK & DS -trans.] popped in…

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