The singer was a guest in Russia without his band. He performed at a military festival in Moscow – and was widely celebrated by the public.

Moscow (AP) – In a white tuxedo and black shirt with a white bow tie in front of the Kremlin in Moscow: Rammstein singer Till Lindemann (58) performed in the Russian capital at the military festival “Spasskaya Baschnja” on the Square Red .

The singer, popular in the gigantic empire, performed on Saturday evening his version of the heroic Russian song “Beloved City” – in Russian. This was even pointed out by the state agency Ria Novosti. The government newspaper “Rossijskaja Gaseta” praised Lindemann’s appearance: The audience was “super enthusiastic”. “The stands literally exploded with applause that turned into long standing ovations.”

A week earlier, a music festival, at which Lindemann should also have performed, had been canceled due to pressure from the authorities. Officially, the procedure would have been justified by corona restrictions. Lindemann himself had been visited by the police. According to the Interfax agency, he received a warning to comply with the applicable requirements when he appeared in the city of Tver, northwest of Moscow.

There was no longer any trace of this excitement. Various military bands performed at the festival of the Russian Defense Ministry under the direction of its boss Sergei Shoigu. There was a show with spectacular fireworks. Lindemann had been announced as a featured guest. Her “snow-white jacket looked graceful,” the “Rossiyskaya Gazeta” wrote with admiration in its online edition. The multi-day festival is scheduled to end on Sunday.