Russian Music Icon Condemns Missile Strike on Kyiv Children's Hospital

Written by Kathrine Frich

Jul.09 - 2024 1:54 PM CET

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Photo: Asatur Yesayants /
"God is patient, but there is a LIMIT to everything."

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Renowned Russian singer Alla Pugacheva, who has openly opposed the war in Ukraine and left Russia with her family, has publicly condemned a recent Russian missile strike on the Okhmatdet Children's Hospital in Kyiv.

There Is a Limit

Pugacheva took to Instagram to express her outrage, posting a photo of an injured mother and child with the poignant caption: "God is patient, but there is a LIMIT to everything."

Pugacheva's vocal opposition to the Russian invasion of Ukraine is notable given her high profile, although she rarely makes public statements against the war. In contrast, her husband, comedian Maxim Galkin, has been more outspoken and has been labeled a "foreign agent" by Russian authorities.

Permanently Relocated

The couple, along with their two children, relocated from Russia to Israel at the onset of the war. However, following the Hamas attacks and the subsequent conflict in Gaza, they moved to Cyprus.

Pugacheva recently returned to Russia briefly to finalize the transfer of documents for her children's permanent relocation to Cyprus and to register them as heirs to an estate in the Moscow region. During her visit, she was detained and interrogated regarding alleged financial support for the Ukrainian Armed Forces.

The missile attack on the Okhmatdet Children's Hospital has drawn widespread condemnation, and Pugacheva's response underscores the deep divisions and tensions surrounding the conflict. Her decision to speak out highlights the personal and political risks faced by Russian celebrities who oppose the government's actions in Ukraine.