Putin rap: Kremlin should 'take charge' of music not shut it down, president says

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Putin says drugs are one of pillars of rap and are ‘the route to a nation’s degradation’

Russia’s president, Vladimir Putin, has said the Kremlin should play a leading role in Russian rap music and youth culture, rather than trying to shut it down.

His comments on Saturday follow a spate of concert cancellations by venue owners and local authorities across Russia and the brief arrest of a popular rap artist, Husky. The crackdown has sparked considerable discussion in recent months, especially among young people.

Related: Russian rapper Husky sentenced to 12 days in jail over gig on car roof

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