Ever since I became a public figure, started my own club in 2005, what mattered most to me – far more than glam and glitter of nightlife or fast and easy money – was reconciliation. Reconciliation of post-Soviet, traumatized society and the Western, free-of-shame entertainment culture. Reconciliation of my club and the local authorities (often – and mistakingly – seeing it as a threat to morality and order). Reconciliation between the actresses of my troupe. Reconciliation with my family members…
You will see it all in the show. It's almost a documentary of those events – except the lines are rhymed, and the moves are synchronized. And I managed to reconciliate many of the mentioned above.
But, as time went by, I noticed that the tension on higher levels got harder. A couple of years ago it became evident that the Russia/US confrontation is reaching its pre-Perestroyka level. It looks like the Iron Curtain is about to fall again, and the Cold War is not a fainted memory anymore.
That's when I started to alarm. I recorded several video appeals to world's most notable peacemakers and reformers: Mikhail Gorbachev
, Hugh Hefner
I started an online voting
campaign, suggesting to choose between Love and War.
I arranged a street performance
on Times square, provoking everyone to think critically about the stereotypes about Russians.
And I charged my musical US tour with a passionate anti-war message, clear to every living soul: Make Love Not War'2016.
It all costed me a fortune (of est. $1000000) and an enormous effort – and I'm not expecting for it to return.
But in the end of the day I feel that I did all I could to keep peace on our planet.
It's as simple as that, believe me - if each of you takes up my call.