The cancelled quartet were named in a tweet as F. Kirkorov, V. Vinokur, Y. Petrosian [corrected from T. Petrosian] and I. Viner-Usmanova. They are barred from entry to Latvia indefinitely and are, respectively, a singer, two comedians and a sports coach.
The most well-known of them is the extravagantly-coiffed and bizarrely-bearded singer Philipp Kirkorov, who is already banned by both Estonia and Lithuania, not on the grounds of his singing but for his support for Russia's aggression in Ukraine over a period of years.
Kirkorov had been due to play a concert in Rīga on May 25.
Pamatojoties uz Imigrācijas likuma 61.panta 2.daļu, esmu pieņēmis lēmumu par Krievijas Federācijas pilsoņu F. Kirkorova, V. Vinokura, T. Petrosjana un I. Viner-Usmanovas iekļaušanu Latvijas Republikai nevēlamo personu sarakstā, nosakot liegumu ieceļot Latvijā uz nenoteiktu laiku— Edgars Rinkēvičs (@edgarsrinkevics) May 9, 2022