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Russian concertgoers defy Putin and shout 'f*** the war' at packed St Petersburg show

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Vladimir Putin's attack on Ukraine by unanimously chanting ‘f*** the war’. Footage has emerged of the of the defiant scene which is thought to have taken place at a show for Russian band Kis-Kis on Friday night.Shortly after Russian troops moved in on Ukraine, Putin introduced new legislation targeting free speech.At least 2,000 people have been fined and 133 others are facing prison time for their supposed non-compliance.However, in spite of the legislation, this hasn't stopped the defiance as the events in St Petersburg came hot on the heels of Russian singer Yuri Shevchuk, from 1980s band DDT, charged with "discrediting" Putin’s military for sharing his opposition to the war at his show last week.

The singer questioned Russia ’s action in Ukraine, asking thousands in the crowd what the president hoped to achieve. "The people of Ukraine are being murdered.

For what?" he was filmed saying."Our boys are dying over there. For what? What are the goals, my friends? For some Napoleonic plans of another Caesar of ours."The motherland, my friends, is not the president’s ass that has to be slobbered and kissed all the time.’Russian authorities reportedly arrived at the venue and interrogated Shevchuk for over an hour after the show, and contemplated detaining him.If found guilty of ‘discrediting’ the Russian military, he faces a fine of up to 50,000 rubles (£700).To stay up to date with all the latest news, make sure you sign up to one of our newsletters here The Daily Star recently reported that a string of humiliating failures has seen a rise in Russians speaking out against the invasion of Ukraine.

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