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Sunday, February 18, 2018

Media: Ukrainian “Eurovision-2017” can give Russia

Russia can become the mistress of “Eurovision-2017”. This will be the case, if the Ukrainian authorities in the near future will decide which city will host the music contest, and on what means to be built all the necessary infrastructure.

Photo: eurovision.tv/Andres Putting (EBU)

“Eurovision-2017” unable to move from Ukraine to Russia. About it the newspaper “Izvestia” reported in a press-service of the European broadcasting Union (EBU), which organizes international competitions of performers.

This year the second place at “Eurovision” was Australia, which automatically makes her a co-organizer of the event. However, due to its geographical position make the competition she can’t – the rules of the show should take place in Europe. Thus, the second co-organizer of “Eurovision” in 2017 could become Russia — the country that won the third place.

Ukraine won the contest in 2016, which means they won the right to adopt it in their country. The status of the winner to Rob them of one can not” — said the press service of the EBU. However, the organizers emphasized that if the Ukrainian authorities until the beginning of October will not decide where and by what means there will be a contest of “Eurovision-2017 can give another country.

While the most likely venue of a show called the international exhibition center in Kiev, however, it also requires serious budgetary injections, the newspaper notes. Most of the costs for the organization of “Eurovision” will take over the state budget of Ukraine and funds of the EMU and the sponsorship will come at the expense of the government of the country after the competition.

We will remind that else in may the Minister of Finance of Ukraine Alexander danyluk called to consider the advisability of holding the contest “Eurovision”, which will have to spend huge for the Ukrainian budget in the amount of $ 40 million.

The final of “Eurovision 2016” took place on 14 may in the capital of Sweden. The victory was won by Ukrainian singer Jamala with a song “1944” about the deportation of Crimean Tatars under the regime of Stalin. Second place was won by the Australian, Korean, DAMI Im song Sound Of Silence. Russian party Sergey Lazarev took the third place win in the audience voting.


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