Vasily Rainchik

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Vasily Rainchik (Василий Раинчик) is a Belarusian musician and composer and also a professor at the Belarus University of Culture, Minsk, Belarus.[1] He was also the leader of Verasy, an early Belarusian pop music band.[2][3] Currently he is director of the State Youth Variety Theater[1] of the Belarus University of Culture.[4] Rainchik was awarded the honorary title of People's Artist of Belarus.[1]

On 20 December 2010, Vasily Rainchik was among a few Belarusian artists who supported the use of brutal military force against the demonstration of opposition in Minsk. Vasily Rainchik become known world-wide after these police actions were condemned by European countries and USA.