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Crimean authorities decided to ban the music festival “KaZantip” on peninsula permanently.
As reported by “Rossiyskaya Gazeta“, the Prosecutor of the Crimea Natalia Poklonskaya said about it at the meeting, dedicated to combating drug-related crime.
“The government is not against the various youth actions, but everuthing must be within the law. The “KaZantip”, “Befooz” and other festivals showed unambiguous picture,” explained the Prosecutor, clearly indicating that drugs of different severity were used at fest and the ban was imposed for security reasons.
A day after buzzwords by Poklonskaya about “KaZantip” ban, the fest President Nikita Marshunok spoke out. We publish the brightest in our opinion quotes.
“For me the arrival of spring is always associated with the traditional ban of “Kazantip”. But this time someone had enough absurdity to ban it FOREVER. Although FOREVER sounds great. That’s the word I want to sing, to shout triumphantly, thrown back head over the starry sky trying to grasp eternity…
…But we have time. And now my e-mail will burst with push of those who looks at network my comment on this absurd sending us to eternity…
…Ban FOREVER the absolute leader of the Crimean entertainment, a project that has got global recognition and at the same time to try to develop poor internal tourism, hysterically importphaseouting Turkish beaches… It’s not logical. The absurd was added with charm the statement of the Crimean Prosecutor Poklonskaya – “it is a matter of national security.” We won’t argue with Lieutenant-General. She has also banned zoos in the Crimea. Perhaps also for reasons of national security. I have impression that we are more dangerous and prohibited than ISIS…
…I’ve heard that someone banned FOREVER “the Museum of modern art”, “Kazantip”, “Befooz”, … By the way the Bike Show in Popovka not be banned still? What I’m asking about. Is pure sodomy with skulls and leather jackets is almost uncontested basis for Patriotic education of youth in Crimea. If is a mainstream suppose we can fit on wheels as “the Sons of the Kazantip”. Popovka wait for us already on may holidays.”
According to the police information, in 2015 at attempt carrying out Befooz festival (the successor of “KaZantip”) 11 people under the influence of narcotic drugs were detained. Were opened some criminal cases for possession, sale and preparation of prohibited substances. As was confirmed later the withdraw drugs were intended for distribution among the visitors of the festival.
Befooz also caused a lot of questions about fire safety, sanitary standards and use of lands of recreational purpose. The inhabitants of the village Popovka, where a party under the open sky was hold, complained to the local Council against the noisy and inadequate participants of the festival in written and oral form. The villagers actually can be understanded.
“The festival was banned, but nothing instead of it was offered. In fact Crimea does not want potential tourists who year by year came to the Peninsula to listen favorite music”, – that reaction from those who regret fomous “disengagement “. “The open air den is closed, the praise God “, answer martinets.
Of course not Poklonskaya had to come and say – “So instead of “KaZantip” will be…” Every day the government of Crimea said about investors. Why organizers of the Russian youth music festival are not investors? If these are bad – shouldn’t look others?
Jazz festival in Koktebel already exists. What about rock in the Crimea? On the back of love of the locals to bikers and love bikers to rock the rock in Crimea can go well. It is possible not tied to a specific music style. Let it be a musical marathon for example.
To make several grounds in different cities, for one rock, for other pop and the electronic music for the third… Just let the music remains the music. But not a side dish to other unsafe pleasures.
If the organizers will position themselves as campaigners for a healthy lifestyle there will be a lot of young guys and girls who will be happy to come to the Crimea for good music and a cool crowd, taking a protein shake instead of a beer or drugs.
“KaZантип” appeared in the early 90s so the fest was living according to the rules of that time, but now we have another youth. Even those who listen to electronic music, came to the festival for a couple of days and spat: dirt, syringes on the beach. Not the smell of culture was felt but of garbage.
Is not fashionable to be an addict, it is not fashionable to smoke, drink cheap canned cocktails. Let’s encourage these trends it in our youth. We can start from the Crimea.
Many of the famous musicians don’t care about sanctions, they can come to play in the Crimea. What it would be if not a tourism development? What it would be if not a investment?
FROM HISTORY OF KAZANTIP
First time “KaZantip” was held in 1992 as a Windsurfing competition that brought together 78 participants and 600 supporters. In subsequent years amongst the fans were also DJs.
Windsurfers championship was held on the island of Cape Kazantip, not far from an abandoned NPP. The party at the nuclear plant in 1997, arranged by the President of the Republic “Z” , entered the history of the rave movement.
Within a few years from partying surfers and their friends, young people preferring active recreation, sports and music the championship became an international project related to summer, sea, music and sex. In 1999, the festival was attended by 12,000 people. And in 2000 the project “KaZantip” became the Independent Orange Republic. Few years the Republic changed its location. In 2001 she settled in Crimea in the village Popovka on the Black sea
In the village of Popovka festival started since 2001. In 2014 “KaZantip” moved from the Crimea on the black sea coast of Georgia in Anaklia. Later the organizers of the project reported that they have received an informal proposal from the Crimean authorities to host event on the Peninsula. Although the anti-Corruption Bureau of the Republic of Crimea called “KaZantip” “drug festival with the philosophy of depravity”. It is clear that the return to the old format is impossible.
FOTO REPORT. KAZATIP – AS IT WAS