Musician Andrey Makarevich, actress Liya Akhedzhakova, writer Victor Shenderovich and many other artists supported the political prisoner.
Those, who could not be present at the concert, sent video messages in defense of Sentsov with words of encouragement. Among them – film director Askold Kurov, Andrey Plakhov, Vitaly Mansky, Anton Dolin, musicians and performers Andry Khlyvnyuk, Alexey Paperny, Russy Riot member Mariya Alekhina.
As is known, Oleg Sentsov was illegally detained in Crimea in 2014, then taken to Russia. They judged him and sentenced him to 20 years of imprisonment at high-security penal colony. The prosecutors charged Sentsov with preparing terrorist acts in the occupied Crimea. Sentsov denies his guilt. On May 14, he announced a timeless hunger strike, demanding to release all Ukrainian political prisoners, illegally held by Russia.