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Polish News Sources Report Behemoth Released From Russia

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The Polish news source ZNAK reports that Behemoth was released and deported by a Russian judge in Yekaterinburg after being detained for visa issues. The article indicates (translated from Polish using online resources) that this morning, after being detained the previous evening, a judge decided to release and deport the musicians for failure to obtain a non-business "humanitarian" visa after possessing a valid business visa from the Russian consulate in Warsaw.

The publication reportedly interviewed band leader Adam Michal Darski (a/k/a Nergal), who described the conditions of confinement, stating that the band was held "in a very small room" the size of about a "half meter." The walls were "smeared with feces" and the band was forced to urinate in plastic bottles when denied a request to use the toilet.

Darski was asked whether the band had any plans to issue a complaint with the consulate in Warsaw, to which he replied "First, we want to relax." When asked about further tours and shows in Russia, he replied (translated via online resources): "I think now is not the best time to travel to Russia. So, on May 25 we had a scheduled concert in Moscow. Apparently, the show will have to wait until next time."

Check out the full article over at this location.


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Source: ZNAK.com

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8 Comments on "Behemoth Reportedly Released From Russia"

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1. R.C. writes:

Good for the Russians. sh** band a anyway.

# May 22, 2014 @ 11:13 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. coldiem writes:

"I think now is not the best time to travel to Russia."

No kidding? And that didn't occur to them BEFORE they entered the country? Why anyone would think it's a good idea to go anywhere near Russia right now is beyond me. They're probably lucky it didn't turn out a lot worse.

# May 22, 2014 @ 11:14 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. noone writes:

^Controversial bands being controversial?

# May 22, 2014 @ 12:37 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. DreamHeater writes:

"Translated from Polish using online resources."

Pretty good translation for Google Translate!

# May 22, 2014 @ 2:54 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. R10 writes:

Its odd that they were even let into the country in the first place wihout the proper visa's.

# May 22, 2014 @ 3:38 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Blindgreed1 writes:

@ R10: Read it again. They got detained and deported for NOT having NON-BUSINESS humanitarian visas. Clearly they were there on business and had the proper visas. This is trumped up BS. Why the hell would an entertainer need a non-buisness humanatarian visa? Humanitarian satanists? LOFL.

# May 22, 2014 @ 6:04 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. coldiem writes:

All good points, BG, but this IS Russia we're talking about. I'm not sure that the country is all that well known for being "by the book", especially when you consider current events.

# May 22, 2014 @ 8:29 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. tommy the joker writes:

Ya, the " russian satanists" tour branding had nothing to do with this.
Putin is putin but perhaps if this tour had another catch phrase, something a little more appropriate not mentioning satan and russia in the same sentence, this tour might have finished completely without any issue, although they had those cancelations because of those apparent Christian demonstraters at a few gigs as well.

# May 22, 2014 @ 9:49 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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