The reason for such a call was a video with Meladze, which got on the Web. In it, the singer responds by supporting the slogan of the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists (OUN, banned in the Russian Federation). “For this, Meladze should not be deprived of titles, but of the citizenship of the Russian Federation,” Afanasyeva wrote.
Earlier, the leader of the Just Russia – for Truth party, Sergei Mironov, also reacted to the video with Meladze, calling for him to be stripped of “all available titles.” “His behavior of him is reprehensible. A truly Russian artist cannot and should not behave like this. He sits on two chairs, trying to ‘snatch’ from all sides. It’s time to decide,” Mironov wrote on his Telegram.
In August last year, Andrei Klishas, head of the Federation Council committee on constitutional legislation and state building, said that MPs proposing unconstitutional initiatives should be deprived of their mandate. This proposal was voiced by Klishas after State Duma deputy Ivan Sukharev proposed to deprive Russians who criticize the government of citizenship in order to obtain a visa from another country.
According to part 3 of article 6 of the Constitution of the Russian Federation on the foundations of the constitutional system, “a citizen of the Russian Federation cannot be deprived of his citizenship or the right to change it.”