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    Ukraine hails Sweden Eurovision victory as Russia sulks
    May15

    Ukraine hails Sweden Eurovision victory as Russia sulks

    Jubilant Ukrainian officials erupted in celebration Sunday after Jamala won the Eurovision Song Contest with a powerful tribute to her Tatar people’s deportation from Russian-annexed Crimea in 1944, while Russian officials complained of bias. …read more Source: The Local...

    Ukraine wins Eurovision 2016 with politically-charged song
    May15

    Ukraine wins Eurovision 2016 with politically-charged song

    Ukrainian singer Jamala has won the 2016 Eurovision song contest with a controversial piece about Stalin’s deportation of Crimean Tatars.… …read more Source:...

    ‘They kill you all’ Russia’s fury as Ukraine takes Eurovision trophy with POLITICAL song
    May15

    ‘They kill you all’ Russia’s fury as Ukraine takes Eurovision trophy with POLITICAL song

    EUROVISION has sparked Russian outrage as Ukraine’s song 1944 is crowned winner of the ‘unpolitical’ song contest. …read more Source:...

    Eurovision winner Jamala says her song touches people – video
    May15

    Eurovision winner Jamala says her song touches people – video

    Ukrainian singer Jamala speaks after being crowned the 2016 Eurovision song contest winner in Stockholm on Saturday. Her ballad 1944, evoked the deportation of Crimean Tatars by Josef Stalin and has been interpreted as a criticism of Russia’s annexation of Crimea in 2014. Jamala is herself a Crimean Tatar and has not been home since the...

    Ukraine wins Eurovision 2016
    May15

    Ukraine wins Eurovision 2016

    BELGRADE – Ukrainian singer Jamala has won the 2016 Eurovision song contest with a controversial piece about Stalin’s deportation of Crimean Tatars. Australian and Russian performers grabbed the 2nd and 3rd places respectively. The song 1944 written and performed by Jamala, a Ukrainian singer of Crimean Tatar descent, was inspired by the...

    Ukraine’s song about persecuted minority by Josef Stalin wins Eurovision
    May15

    Ukraine’s song about persecuted minority by Josef Stalin wins Eurovision

    Charged with historical and current political tensions, Ukrainian singer Jamala’s song about the 1944 deportation of Tatars from now Russia-annexed territory of Crimea, was crowned the winner of the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest on Sunday. The 32-year-old Susana Jamaladinova, who is a trained opera singer and uses the stage name Jamala,...

    Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Sunday 15 May 2016
    May15

    Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Sunday 15 May 2016

    Boris compares EU expansion to Hitler Boris Johnson has compared the EU’s expansion to Adolf Hitler’s attempts to conquer Europe. In remarks that prompted a strong rebuke from the Remain campaign, the Tory MP and Leave campaigner said both Napoleon and Hitler had failed to unite Europe under one authority – adding “the EU...

    Dami Im reveals ambitions to crack Europe after close finish at Eurovision
    May15

    Dami Im reveals ambitions to crack Europe after close finish at Eurovision

    Australian singer’s entry, Sound of Silence, earned the most jury votes but fell short on the public voteDami Im has revealed her ambitions to crack the European market after narrowly missing out on winning the Eurovision song contest for Australia in Stockholm on Saturday night.The 27-year-old Brisbane-based singer said she gave 150% at...

    Poli Genova ranks Bulgaria fourth at Eurovision 2016
    May15

    Poli Genova ranks Bulgaria fourth at Eurovision 2016

    Bulgarian star Poli Genova ranked Bulgaria fourth at last night’s Eurovision 2016 finals in Stockholm. The winner in the song contest is Ukraine with the piece 1944. The Bulgarian and her song If Love was Crime seen as outsiders by the bookmakers have improved Bulgaria’s best-ever Eurovision ranking. In 2007 Elitsa and Stundzhi with...

    Political Ukraine song wins Eurovision
    May15

    Political Ukraine song wins Eurovision

    Controversial ‘1944′ performance inflames Russia for focusing on Crimea …read more Source: Financial...

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