A man has been arrested for disorderly conduct after taking the stage during a performance with Russian violinist Vladimir Spivakov and the Moscow Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra, on Sunday evening, at Harvard University.
Spivakov was among several hundred cultural figures who signed a controversial letter supporting Russian President Vladimir Putin’s stance on the illegal invasion of Ukraine and the annexation of the Crimean Penninsula.
Roman J. Torgovitsky has told The Harvard Crimson he stepped on stage to confront the 69 year old as all other avenues of communication had been closed.
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ROMAN J TORGIVITSKY PROTEST | VLADIMIR SPIVAKOV | HARVARD UNIVERSITY
Torgovitsky’s actions came as a crowd of at least 40 people protested the concert outside the venue – and just days after a London Symphony Orchestra outdoor concert, lead by Principal Conductor Valerie Gergiev, was disrupted by Pro-Ukrainian activists.