Sir Paul McCartney’s planned concert in Moscow’s Red Square has been called “blasphemous” by a number of Russian politicians.
Communist and nationalist deputies said the 24 May concert was an insult to the memory of communist leaders, such as Lenin and Stalin, who are buried there.
“We find it absolutely senseless and blasphemous to hold rock concerts in a special graveyard where Stalin, Lenin, Brezhnev, Gagarin, and other prominent personalities are buried,” an open letter to Moscow mayor Yury Luzhkov said.
This is ridiculous on too many levels. That you could call Blasphemous-grossly irreverent toward what is held to be sacred; toward members of a regime that was responsible for the most murders in history. Toward the inventors of the gulags. Toward those who built statues of kids who turned in their parents for not following the communist party line. That rock music as performed by Sir Paul McCartney’s would be the crime and not the brutal thugs who lie buried there. I’ll take Lennon over Lenin any day.