Russia: Ukraine falsified Jamala’s victory on national Eurovision

Source : 112 Ukraine

Russian authorities claim that Jamala’s song makes the contest political
09:43, 23 February 2016

Russian State Duma Deputy Speaker Vadim Dengin hopes Eurovision governing bodies will not allow Jamala to take part in the contest with her song “1944” about the deportation of Crimean Tatar people, informed “RIA News”.

“I hope that governing bodies of Eurovision will eliminate such a performance from the song contest”, - Dengin pointed out.

Dengin believes that the choice of the song about the deportation of Crimean Tatar people back in 1944 proves how political the contest really is.

Dengin also believes that majority of Ukrainians cannot afford to watch Eurovision.

“The majority of Ukrainians don’t receive salaries and pensions, thus they won’t be able to afford to watch Eurovision, since, first of all, they cannot afford to pay for electricity and, second of all, they simply don’t care about Eurovision”, - he said.

Earlier Jamala won the final of the national Eurovision-2016-Ukraine with her song “1944”.

With this song Jamala wants to attract attention of the world community to the issues of occupation of Crimea.

Related: Jamala’s full performance with her song “1944” on Eurovision-2016-Ukraine

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