An official decision, however, has not yet been made
Zelensky decided to impose sanctions against his former KVN boss. Alexander Maslyakov will be denied entry to the territory of the republic for the next 5 years. Information has appeared that the issue has been submitted to the National Security and Defense Council, however, there is no information yet that the President signed this decision.
/> p>In 2003, there was a famous high-profile break between the provincial Ukrainian KVN player Vladimir Zelensky and the legendary Alexander Maslyakov. Less than 20 years later, Zelensky – already in the status of the head of the Ukrainian state – decided on sanctions against his former benefactor.
The official reason for imposing sanctions against Maslyakov was “deliberately violating the procedure for entering the territory of Crimea, organizing and participating in concert programs and other public events on the peninsula.” Specifically, this refers to the summer Cup of Champions of KVN-2021, which was held in Yalta last year in August. All players and jury members were subject to Ukrainian sanctions. Among them are TV presenter Valdis Pelsh, gymnast Nikita Nagorny, deputy of the State Duma of the Russian Federation Sangadzhi Tarbaev (he was once the captain of KVNshchikov of the RUDN National Team), conversational artist Vadim Galygin (he has citizenship of the Republic of Belarus), singer Pelageya, and also the leader Art Cluster “Tavrida” Sergey Pershin.
The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine does not intend to limit itself to “flogging” only the players and judges of KVN. At the same time, they are going to bring the participants of the International Power Sports Festival “Eurasian Games-2021” under the sanctions. It was held on June 5 and 6 last year in Sevastopol with the support of the Russian Ministry of Sports.
In addition to the 5-year ban on staying on the territory of Ukraine, other types of punishments will be applied to the citizens listed in the document: blocking of assets in Ukraine, a ban on the withdrawal of capital from its territory, a ban on the transfer of intellectual property rights, the deprivation of state awards and other insignia of Ukraine.
In a long television interview with the infamous blogger Dmitry Gordon, then a contender for the chair of the leader of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky, stated: he has no complaints about the founding father of KVN. Allegedly, in 2010, Maslyakov spoke quite warmly with his former protégé, wishing him all the best in independent swimming. As for the very cause of the long-standing acute conflict, Alexander Vasilyevich allegedly suggested that Zelensky stay in Moscow as editor of the Merry and Resourceful Club, but the guys should dissolve it. The frontman from Krivoy Rog preferred to stay with the guys….