Cher Refuses to Participate in Armenia Music Awards in Moscow Because of Putin’s Ukraine Policy: News.am 03.18.2014 18:30 epress.am

Cher Refuses to Participate in Armenia Music Awards in Moscow Because of Putin’s Ukraine Policy: News.am

Cher won't be participating in the annual Armenia Music Awards LEGENDS 2014, which will be held for the ninth time, taking place on April 6 in Moscow, according to Armenian news portal News.am.

"Usually the awards ceremony is held in the classic format, as 21 nominations are presented. This time, however, the ceremony will be held with a special LEGEND format. All the nominees for this year’s awards are people who have had an invaluable contribution to Armenian culture, and have promoted it beyond Armenia’s borders.

"The recipients of the LEGEND award will be announced at the ceremony. Renowned American-Armenian singer and actress Cher (Cherilyn Sarkisian) likewise was invited as honorary nominee at the 2014 Armenia Music Awards. But she refused to come to Moscow as a sign of protest against Russian President Vladimir Putin’s policy on Ukraine, and especially with respect to Crimea," reports News.am.

Also invited to the 2014 awards ceremony are Artur Grigoryan, Irina Allegrova, Djivan Gasparyan, Malkhas, David Tukhmanov, Hovhannes Chekijyan, Ophelia Hambardzumyan, Robert Amirkhanyan, Rosy Armen, Ruben Hakhverdyan, Ruben Matevosyan, Stas Namin, and Charles Aznavour. 

Photo credit: Cher News

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