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Russia refuses compromise and will not participate at Eurovision 2017

April 14, 2017 |

 After two alternatives were provided to the Russian broadcaster, Pervyi Kanal, in hopes that they would still participate at Eurovision 2017, Russia decided to bow out of the contest.

EBU offered to have the Russian entry, Julia Samoylova, perform via … Read More

Russia declines EBU’s offer to perform via satellite at Eurovision 2017

March 23, 2017 |

Following the Ukrainian SBU security’s service to bar Julia Samoylova from entering Ukraine for three years, the EBU has made the suggestion to allow Russian to participate at Eurovision 2017 via live satellite.

Strangely enough, this is a direct violation … Read More

Julia Samoylova will represent Russia at Eurovision 2017

March 13, 2017 |

 After no word for the entire Eurovision preselection season, Russia has finally revealed that they will in fact participate at Eurovision 2017 in Ukraine.

The artist who will represent them is Julia Samoylova, with the song “Flame is Burning.”

Listen below:

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Most Russians want to boycott Eurovision 2017 in Ukraine

June 2, 2016 |

Based on a recent poll by the Russian Public Opinion Research Center with 1,600 people living 130 areas of 46 regions in Russia, the results state that most people that responded believe that Russia should not participate in Eurovision 2017 … 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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