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Robert has cancelled two dates later this year in Moscow and St Petersburg. As far as I can see, no reason stated. But the Russian oligarch/dissident/former political prisoner Mikhail Khordokovsky has tweeted his own interpretation.

On the face of it - surrounding dates not cancelled - it's hard to disagree.

Former #LedZeppelin singer Robert Plant cancels concert dates in #Russia. Maybe he heard about #Ukraine? http://ow.ly/uLmaY

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Due to the fact the Ukraine has just announced it will be conducting joint military exercises with the US & UK this is probably a good idea. This is turning into a powder keg and one idiot soldier may ignite a conflagration.

May you live in interesting times...the old Chinese curse.

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According to a post on RP's facebook page.

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"Robert Plant has postponed his two Russian shows in St. Petersburg on the 18th June and Moscow on the 20th June 2014 due to logistical reasons"

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Could well be something like a visa issue for one of the band. I travel to Russia on business regularly and the Russian visa applications are a pain in the arse to complete and they are well known for denying or restricting them for no obvious reason.

I may be wrong but I can't see Robert canceling gigs and denying genuine fans the opportunity of seeing him just because of the foriegn policy actions of that country's government.

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Robert has cancelled two dates later this year in Moscow and St Petersburg. As far as I can see, no reason stated. But the Russian oligarch/dissident/former political prisoner Mikhail Khordokovsky has tweeted his own interpretation.

On the face of it - surrounding dates not cancelled - it's hard to disagree.

Former #LedZeppelin singer Robert Plant cancels concert dates in #Russia. Maybe he heard about #Ukraine? http://ow.ly/uLmaY

I am glad he is not going there,to scary of a place

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I am glad he is not going there,to scary of a place

It really isn't a scary place. I am there regularly and both are fascinating cosmopolitan cities.

F*****g cold in the winter yes! Scary no!

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I spent a few months traveling/backpacking through Russia back in the 90's, and I thought it was a pretty scary place--perhaps (and hopefully) it's changed for the better since then. The biggest problem I had was simply trying to move around the country--the airlines had the world's worst safety record, the trains often felt (and were) unsafe, travel on the roads was dangerous, etc.--and I had a few close-calls. With that said, Moscow and St. Petersburg generally felt safe, and the vast majority of Russians I met were lovely.

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I am glad he is not going there,to scary of a place

I used to think so too but then I learned that Russia is only a regional power and now it's not so scary to me anymore.

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I spent a little time in Kiev. It was mostly a positive experience. The police there had kind of a racket going-on though (this was back in the 90's). Some of the bars didn't have toilets, (or had "malfunctioning" toilets) and customers would be forced to step-out back to urinate. The police would be waiting to arrest them for indecent exposure when they did so, but paying a small bribe to the police would get the customer of the hook. I never fell for this ruse, but I knew people that did.

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I spent a little time in Kiev. It was mostly a positive experience. The police there had kind of a racket going-on though (this was back in the 90's). Some of the bars didn't have toilets, (or had "malfunctioning" toilets) and customers would be forced to step-out back to urinate. The police would be waiting to arrest them for indecent exposure when they did so, but paying a small bribe to the police would get the customer of the hook. I never fell for this ruse, but I knew people that did.

That's something else. You talk about entrapment....!

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I spent a little time in Kiev. It was mostly a positive experience. The police there had kind of a racket going-on though (this was back in the 90's). Some of the bars didn't have toilets, (or had "malfunctioning" toilets) and customers would be forced to step-out back to urinate. The police would be waiting to arrest them for indecent exposure when they did so, but paying a small bribe to the police would get the customer of the hook. I never fell for this ruse, but I knew people that did.

I have seen a lot of pictures,its beautiful and I expected it to look a lot more run down thatn it does

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