Russian News Today: A Russian musician who criticized Russian President Vladimir Putin in his songs died in an accident. 35-year-old musician Dima Nova, whose real name was Dmitry Svirgunov, was the founder of the popular electronic group ‘Cream Soda Group’.
According to a report in the New York Post, Dima Nova died after falling through the ice while crossing the river. According to the report, Nova along with his brother and three friends were crossing the frozen Volga river on March 19 when they fell in the ice. Two of his friends were rescued from under the snow from the spot, while the third died in an ambulance.
Nova’s songs were played at anti-war demonstrations in Russia
Nova used to sing songs in Russian language. In particular, he became more popular when he criticized Russian President Vladimir Putin in his songs and his song was used as a prominent piece of music during anti-war demonstrations in Russia.
His most popular and controversial song was ‘Aqua Disco’, often sung in protest against Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine. In his song “Aqua Disco Parties”, Nova also criticized the Russian President’s $1.3 billion mansion.
The accident happened while crossing the Volga river
His death was confirmed on Monday, in an Instagram post that read, “A tragedy struck us tonight. While crossing the Volga River with friends, Nova fell under the ice. His brother Roma and friend Gosha Kiselev, who were in the grip of that accident, are still waiting for emergency support. Our friend who had fallen under the snow was pulled out, but could not be saved.
In another post, Nova’s group shared photos of Nova and his friend Kiselev, writing, “Today at 9:00 am the official announcement is made that Dima and Goshi are no more.”
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