I wrote a long post about Russian politics. I find that this is a subject I would prefer to stay away from. Since I often give advice, I will leave that part in--Anna Netrebko should consider staying away from politics as well. When it comes up, smile and change the subject to something about opera. Study how deftly Cecilia Bartoli does this. She is the master of not wandering off the subject. For an artist the subject must always be art.