The highlight of the Grammy music honors presentation in Las Vegas on Sunday transformed was the appearance of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, who in a pre-taped address informed target market to spread out the “reality about this battle” and requested assistance.
“War. What can be much more the reverse of songs however the silence of destroyed cities and killed individuals.”
Zelensky stated that thousands of youngsters had been wounded or eliminated.
“Parents more than happy to awaken in the early morning in bomb shelters. They live. Our liked ones do not recognize if we will certainly be with each other once more.
“Our artists put on body shield instead of tuxedos. They sing to the wounded in hospitals,” he said.
“Support us in any way you can,” he begged. “Tell our story. Tell the truth about the battle and on your social media networks and also on tv.”
The president’s address was followed by a musical homage with vocalist John Legend on the piano coming with Ukrainian vocalist Mika Newton and also Lyuba Yakimchuk, who read a poem.
Abramovich and also the Hollywood link
It shows up that show company is at the heart of Russian oligarch Roman Abramovich’s appearance at the Russian/Ukrainian talks in Turkey.
The Wall Street Journal reports that Abramovich’s participation started with a phone call from motion picture manufacturer Alexander Rodnyansky.
Kyiv indigenous Rodnyansky, who operated in Moscow for years, is a widely known manufacturer as well as businessman throughout the continents. His 2017 movie “Loveless” as well as 2014 Golden Globe-winning “Leviathan” ensured him prominence worldwide of movies as well as service.
Rodnyansky apparently spoke to Abramovich on behalf of Ukrainian head of state Zelensky, a veteran movie industry affiliate. The television program “Servant of the People,” in which Zelensky played the role of Ukrainian president, aired on a Rodnyansky channel. Rodnyansky’s boy is also a governmental consultant in Ukraine.
Rodnyansky understands Abramovich with the oligarch’s financing of independent cinema in Russia.
Offered Abramovich’s close calls on both sides of the negotiating table, he was an all-natural “special envoy.” Negotiations do not show up to have actually relocated onward.