Putin: Bans are like burning books in Nazi Germany
Vita gazette – Russian President Vladimir Putin has compared the attacks on Russian culture to the burning of books in Nazi Germany.
In his speech at the culture and arts awards ceremony, Russian leader Putin criticized his country’s sanctions against Russian culture due to the military operation in Ukraine.
“The famous lynching culture has turned into a cultural lynching. Tchaikovsky, Shostakovich, Rachmaninov were removed from concert posters, Russian writers and their books were banned, “said the president of Russia, adding:” The last time such a mass attack (against culture) was seen nearly 90 years ago when the Nazis destroyed books they deemed objectionable in Germany ”.