Former “Dancing With the Stars” professional dancer Maksim Chmerkovskiy is currently in Kyiv, Ukraine and plans to try to leave the country amid the Invasion of Russia. In the process of updating his followers, Chmerkovskiy called out the names of his ballroom dancers.
The professional dancer, 42 years old, was filming the Ukrainian version of “World of Dance” when the invasion began. He has been updating his followers from Kyiv since then.
“And a quick suggestion to all of my Russian ballroom friends: change your leadership or change your country, because, as it stands… YOU ARE NOT WELCOME TO ANY WHERE IN THE WORLD!!!” Chmerkovskiy wrote on a Instagram Slide stories.
His brother, Val Chmerkovskiy, shares the same sentiments as Russian ballroom dancers.
Val calls out Russian-speaking dancers
In his own Instagram Story, Val spoke about forgiveness and understanding, although he added that he is having a hard time dealing with people who don’t speak up and that he’s been posting pictures of himself instead. “tone deaf” photos and videos.
“And on another note, I will try very hard to forgive and understand the silence of all my Russian-speaking friends, colleagues, and especially the dancers who competed, practiced and came to the world. visit the cities they are watching burn, with Chmerkovskiy writing in a slide.
He later added that he knows some people are afraid to speak up.
Dancers that you can mention include the experts “Dancing With the Stars” Artem Chigvintsev, who hails from Izhevsk, Russia; Sasha Farber, who was born in Moscow; Gleb Savchenko, who is from Moscow; and Pasha Pashkovwho are also from Russia.
Val later uploaded videos thanking his followers from around the world who are speaking out about the crisis, especially those not directly affected by it.
It is possible to be silent to a certain extent, he said, “but your tone-deaf posts are what really offend my intelligence.”
Maks has a plan to go to the border
In an Instagram video, Maks assures followers that he will try to find his way to the border. He said fights were “everywhere” and he wanted to get out, even though he was nervous.
“I’ll try to find a way out,” he said. “I will try to start going towards the border. I have options. My options are better than most, but I’m a bit nervous, to be honest with you. But I think everything will be fine. I know everything will be fine. ”
He said that he has friends who have already crossed the border and have not returned in time, including a friend who was stuck on a bus for several days without heat at night.
“She said that the whole route from Lviv to the Polish border in all directions was filled with volunteers who were constantly feeding and giving food and drinks and hot drinks and all that,” he added. .
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