The Americans have interceded for Leps
A petition in defense of the Russian singer and musician Grigory Leps appeared at the official site of the White House.
"We petition the Obama administration to lift sanctions on Russian singer Grigoriy Leps.
The U.S. Department of the Treasury declared to have designated six individuals linked to the Brothers’ Circle criminal group. The press-release contains information that Grigory Lepsveridze (known as Grigory Leps) couriers money on behalf of Vladislav Leontyev without giving any proofs. This act caused a huge public indignation in Russia. We demand The U.S. Department of the Treasury to provide evidence of Grigory Leps' involvement in the criminal group or lift sanctions and tender an apology. To avoid the misunderstanding we ask you to form a commission composed of representatives of the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Russian Embassy in the U.S., public figures and the Commissioner for Human Rights." says the petition.
This document has been signed not only by the Russians but also by the citizens of the United States.