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Monday, March 19, 2018

Policy on non-political Eurovision song contest in 2016: the next competition will take place in Crimea

The organizers of “Eurovision” was pretending to do everything that the competition was apolitician. However, the battle of Russia and Ukraine in the finals showed that no policy anywhere. Politicians of the two countries are also not left behind.

The first of the country’s leadership the winner of the Eurovision song contest in 2016 the Ukrainian Jamal congratulated President Petro Poroshenko. “Incredible performance and victory! All of Ukraine would like to thank you, Jamal!”, — he wrote in his Twitter.

PP: mast osobisty privte Jamal z Peremoga.
Sogodni a voice to the world of promoview the whole Ukrainian people.
True Yak zavzhdi Peremoga!

Petro Poroshenko (@poroshenko) may 14, 2016

And then suddenly risen from the ashes missing after the resignation of former Prime Minister, Arseniy Yatsenyuk: “Ukraine is winning and will win, Crimea is Ukrainian!!!” – somehow linked these two events, the former head of the Ukrainian Cabinet of Ministers.

Another former Prime Minister, the leader of the Ukrainian party “Batkivshchyna” Yulia Tymoshenko also announced the Crimea, noting that the next contest “Eurovision” it would be desirable to hold in the Crimea. It was supported by the Deputy of the Verkhovna Rada Mustafa Nayem.


In Russia, the mood is not so festive. All Sergey Lazarev — third, although under the old rules of voting — the first that seems unfair.

Read the material Artur Gasparyan on this occasion: the Grand paradox of “Eurovision”: why won Jamal

The first Deputy Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on defense and security Frants Klintsevich called on Russia not to go to the next competition, “if Ukraine will not change anything”. “The organizers will crawl out of my skin to maximally politicize it, turning it into a triumph of democracy in Ukrainian. I do not exclude that the stage can even install on the Maidan”, — he said.

According to the Senator, the victory Jamala says that politics took precedence over art, that is the beginning of the end of the song contest.

But Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin with the Senator not agree. In his opinion, Ukraine should send Sergey Shnurov: “winning is not to win, but something which all will send them” – he wrote in Twitter.

The next Eurovision song contest will send Shnurov. To win will not win, but something which will send them all pic.twitter.com/DaVBUQSXc8

— Dmitry Rogozin (@Rogozin) may 15, 2016.

The head of the State Duma Committee on international Affairs Alexei Pushkov, in turn, came up with the theme song for the Eurovision song contest-2017: “Now the Belarusians have the right to sing about burnt Katyn, and Russian — of the martyrs of Odessa”, — wrote Pushkov in his microblog.

From Eurovision song contest has become a field of politi.battle. Now the Belarusians have the right to sing about burnt Katyn, and Russian-of the martyrs of Odessa

— Alexei Pushkov (@Alexey_Pushkov) 15 may 2016

Vice-Premier of the Crimean government Ruslan Balbec also commented on the victory Jamala: “don’t be in songs Jamala’s political overtones, it would support the entire Peninsula, she is the pride of the Crimean Tatar vocal with a great style of execution”, – he noted.

However, he acknowledged the politicization of the Eurovision song contest: “If you were the greatest singer in the world, the Russian citizenship will close you access to the first place,” he said, Balbec RIA Novosti.

All events-final of the Eurovision song contest 2016 in our online broadcast

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