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Bulgarian artist for Eurovision 2017 criticizes Ukraine on Russian news

March 30, 2017 |

 Seventeen-year-old Kristian Kostov, Bulgaria’s entry for Eurovision 2017, spoke to the Russian news agency, TASS about his views of Ukraine enforcing their laws banning Russian artist Julia Samoylova.

Kristian Kostov was born in Moscow, Russia and received his education in … Read More

Julia Samoylova banned from Ukraine and Eurovision 2017

March 22, 2017 |

Has the flame gone out for Julia Samoylova‘s hopes of representing Russia at Eurovision 2017 in Ukraine? It seems so.

The Ukrainian SBU security service has banned Samoylova from Ukraine for three years because of her illegal visit to Crimea … Read More

Eurovision 2016 winner, Jamala: I miss home

September 20, 2016 |


During an interview for political newspaper El Confidencial the winner of the Eurovision Song Contest 2016, Jamala, said she misses visiting her parents’ home.

“I miss my parents. I feel sorry for not being able to go home. It … Read More

Sergey Lazarev’s position on Crimea

June 2, 2016 |

 After Ukraine chose Jamala and her song “1944,” many Russian media outlets jumped on the chance to state that the song was too political for Eurovision.

Russian media stated that the song was a criticism of the Russian invasion and … Read More

Ukraine to ban certain Russian artists from Eurovision 2017

June 2, 2016 |

According to the Facebook page of Ukrainian MP Anton Herashchenko, certain Russian artists that are on the list of banned persons from entering Ukraine (for threats to national security) will be banned from entering Ukraine during the Eurovision Song Contest 2017.

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Eurovision 2016 betting odds: Ukraine surprises

May 8, 2016 |

For the last few months, Russia has dominated the betting odds for Eurovision 2016, securing the top spot since March. Soon after, France jumped to the number two place, with Sweden and Australia alternating between third and fourth places.



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