Russian show business escapes from the crisis in a foreign land. “Stars are being saved from the crisis abroad,” says Nikita Orlov, manager of one of the capital’s concert agencies. - There live three times cheaper than in Russia. After all, artists do not get paid every month. Many, because of the crisis, have not earned money for half a year. It is logical to leave to while away the time, say, to Italy, Germany or America. For example, Vitas now spends a lot of time in China, Alexander Malinin - in Italy, Leonid Agutin and Angelica Varum - in France. Many in Europe are not villas, but castles, which artists took care of buying at a time when no one could even think about a crisis. Roma Zhukov, the Commissar group, Sergey Shnurov, Andrei Gubin - they all spend a lot of time in Germany.
How artists of the level of Nikita Malinin or Anastasia Stotskaya earn today are hard to imagine. There are almost no concerts. But Anastasia Stotskaya is talented, as a last resort will go to musicals. But pay there pennies. Survive those who sing well, writes music. Not lucky "one-day products." Before the crisis, trivial girlish trios who sang under plywood flourished. That is, the group could not particularly know, but ordered for corporate "for the masses". Today, such teams have almost no future. In order to save the crowd, few people are interested.
Some young artists today generally live at the expense of rich friends, who are fun to carry with them on vacation a person with a recognizable face. They have no other way to make money ..