Kremlin responds to reports of talks to return Morgenstern to Russia

Peskov denied reports about Kremlin talks on the return of rapper Morgenstern to the Russian Federation to Russia are not true. This was stated by the presidential press secretary Dmitry Peskov, RIA Novosti reports.

He called the corresponding publications in the media a duck.

Earlier,, citing sources in the presidential administration, reported that the musician's producers are negotiating his return to the country. It was noted that two options are being considered – return and cooperation with the authorities, or refusal to cooperate and the possible materialization of threats from the Investigative Committee (IC). There is no information on the results of the negotiations.

Earlier, the representative of the IC, Alexander Bastrykin, accused Morgenstern of drug trafficking on the Internet. “Blogger Morgenstern sells drugs, in fact, on social networks. And we are sitting here, discussing abstractly what the highest value means, and human rights cannot be violated, “Bastrykin said.

After that, it became known that Morgenstern left the country and went to the UAE. The musician's lawyer Sergei Zhorin said that he was afraid of pressure from law enforcement officers on his client after Bastrykin's speech.

This summer, Morgenstern was fined one hundred thousand rubles for drug propaganda. The expertise was carried out in relation to his clips for the compositions “Rosé Wine 2” and Family.