MINSK, 13 August (BelTA) – A musician should do music, not politics, Artistic Director of the National Academic Concert Orchestra of Belarus, People's Artist of Belarus, Professor Mikhail Finberg told BelTA commenting on the decision of People's Artist of the USSR, violinist and conductor Vladimir Spivakov to return the Order of Francysk Skaryna that was granted to him by Aleksandr Lukashenko in 2014.
“Vladimir Spivakov is an outstanding Russian musician. However, a musician should do music, not politics,” Mikhail Finberg said.
The maestro noted that the Belarusian government acknowledged Vladimir Spivakov's contribution to art at the official level. “Vladimir Spivakov performed many times in Belarus' best music halls and educational institutions. He has been to many countries of the world and he has seen where things are good and where not. Everything is good in our county,” Mikhail Finberg added.