Sunday, August 24, 2008
Although culture and politics should not be mixed, they very often are. Sometimes this is done by the politicians but sometimes by the culture-people themselves. In an interesting turn of events the opening concert of Estonian national concert organizer Eesti Concert, is given by Mariinsky Theater Orchestra, which just this week gave a concert in South Ossetia to support Russian military activities there. If the orchestra chooses to be a weapon in a propaganda war, it should be only right to dismiss their cultural message. I would like to boycott their concert, but unfortunately i am in Crete at the time.