There are no grounds for attracting the singer to administrative responsibility.
The Main Directorate for Migration Affairs of the Ministry of Internal Affairs did not find any violations in the concert activity of singer Laima Vaikule in Russia, RIA Novosti reports . The Office found no grounds for inviting Vaikule to administrative responsibility for violating migration legislation.
The audit was carried out at the request of the head of the working group on crime in the sphere of the economy of the public council at the Moscow department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, Alexander Khaminsky.
I am very glad that Vaikule’s conscientiousness and commitment to legal values turned out to be unchanged regardless of the country of her stay. The speediness of the actions of the Ministry of Internal Affairs will allow putting an end to the hysteria organized in connection with the recent statements of the singer at a press conference in Odessa.
August 14 Vaikule in an interview with the Odessa edition told that “no fee” will not go to the Crimea. The actress’s husband said that Vaikule has not been conducting concert activity in Russia for several years, the maximum is provided by corporate parties.
After that, the public council at the Ministry of Internal Affairs announced the beginning of the verification of the concert activity of Vaikule and other foreign artists. As explained in the Ministry of Internal Affairs, musicians need to have a working visa for paid concerts and humanitarian – for free, but most of them enter on a tourist visa. For this, an administrative fine is charged under Article 18.10 of the Code of Administrative Offenses (illegal performance of activities by a foreign citizen in Russia) to seven thousand rubles. The vice-chairman of the department Valery Gribakin denied the beginning of the audit, calling the information about her “a statement of a private person”.