Soviet and Russian conductor, artistic director and
general director of the Mariinsky Theater since 1988, chief conductor of the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra, from 2007 to 2015 headed the London
Public support for Russian military aggression against Ukraine. Valery Gergiev is included in the report "1500 warmongers" compiled by the Free Russia Forum. The report contains the names of Russian public figures, military commanders, members of the parliament, propagandists, artists and athletes who have publicly spoken out in support of Putin's aggression or are directly involved in it. The Free Russia Forum is seeking sanctions against them in the European Union.