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    Ukrainian singer’s win at Eurovision raises eyebrows in Russia
    May15

    Ukrainian singer’s win at Eurovision raises eyebrows in Russia

    The singer, herself of Crimean Tatar descent, had drawn parallels in interviews to Russia’s annexation of Crimea in 2014. …read more Source: The...

    Singer Jamala’s Eurovision win lifts spirits in Ukraine, raises eyebrows in Russia
    May15

    Singer Jamala’s Eurovision win lifts spirits in Ukraine, raises eyebrows in Russia

    Ukrainians have hailed their country’s unexpected victory in the Eurovision song contest as a Europe-wide endorsement of Ukraine in its smouldering conflict with Russia, while Moscow said the contest had been hijacked by politics. …read more Source:...

    Ukraine wins Eurovision song contest
    May15

    Ukraine wins Eurovision song contest

    Ukrainian singer Jamala snatched victory from arch-rival Russia to win the Eurovision song contest on Saturday, adding a touch of political drama to the annual kitsch extravaganza. …read more Source: Channel...

    ‘Politics beat art’: Russian officials bash Ukraine Eurovision win
    May15

    ‘Politics beat art’: Russian officials bash Ukraine Eurovision win

    MOSCOW, Russia – Russian lawmakers on Sunday, May 15, lashed out at arch-rival Ukraine’s “political” victory in the Eurovision song contest, as pro-Kremlin media insisted Moscow’s entrant was robbed. Ukrainian performer Jamala won the glitzy contest Saturday, May 14, with her ballad “1944” about the deportation...

    Ukraine’s Jamala wins Eurovision Song Contest
    May15

    Ukraine’s Jamala wins Eurovision Song Contest

    …read more Source: Taipei...

    Eurovision Song Contest: Ukraine’s Jamala wins competition
    May15

    Eurovision Song Contest: Ukraine’s Jamala wins competition

    Ukraine’s Jamala has won this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, held in Stockholm, Sweden, reports BBC. The country scored 534 points with its song 1944, about the deportation of Crimean Tatars under Josef Stalin. Australia finished second with 511 points, while Russia – which was the favourite going into the competition – was third...

    ‘Politics beat art’: Russian officials bash Ukraine Eurovision win
    May15

    ‘Politics beat art’: Russian officials bash Ukraine Eurovision win

    MOSCOW: Russian lawmakers on Sunday lashed out at arch-rival Ukraine’s “political” victory in the Eurovision song contest, as pro-Kremlin media insisted Moscow’s entrant was robbed. Ukrainian performer Jamala won the glitzy contest Saturday with her ballad “1944” about the deportation of the Crimean Tatars by Soviet authorities during...

    Ukraine’s Jamala wins 2016 Eurovision song contest
    May15

    Ukraine’s Jamala wins 2016 Eurovision song contest

    Ukraine’s Jamala struck a surprise gold in the Eurovision Song Contest on Saturday with a song “1944” about war-time deportations of Crimean Tatars by the Soviet Union in one of the most controversial winners in the competition’s history. In a show known down the years for its playfulness and camp, 32-year-old Jamala struck a sombre...

    Eurovision Song Contest: Ukraine’s Jamala wins competition
    May15

    Eurovision Song Contest: Ukraine’s Jamala wins competition

    Ukraine’s Jamala has won this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, held in Stockholm, Sweden. …read more Source:...

    Ukraine commemorates Chernobyl disaster
    May15

    Ukraine commemorates Chernobyl disaster

    Ukraine Ambassador to Korea Vasyl Marmazov held a panel discussion at the Hankuk University of Foreign Studies in Seoul on April 29 to commemorate the 30th anniversary of his country’s tragic Chernobyl nuclear power plant disaster. “Nuclear power: lessons of the past and tasks for the future,” co-organized with the university, began with...

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