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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Lip-Syncing Banned

Mayor Yury Luzhkov has banned municipal funding for singers who, as is common in the entertainment industry, lip-sync in their performances.

Under the decree signed by Luzhkov, the city's culture department can only organize concerts in which performers sing live, Interfax said Tuesday, citing RBK.

The City Duma in January approved legislation that would force concert advertisements to note whether performers would sing live.