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    Ukraine Eurovision win raises eyebrows in Russia
    May15

    Ukraine Eurovision win raises eyebrows in Russia

    By Alexei Kalmykov and Vladimir Soldatkin Ukrainians 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. Ukrainian singer Jamala overtook the bookmakers’ favourites, Russia...

    Sore Russian officials bash Ukraine Eurovision win
    May15

    Sore Russian officials bash Ukraine Eurovision win

    Moscow // Russian lawmakers on Sunday reacted angrily at arch-rival Ukraine’s “political” victory in the Eurovision song contest, as one pro-Kremlin paper insisted Moscow’s entrant was robbed.Ukraine’s Jamala struck a surprise gold in the glitzy Eurovision Song Contest on Saturday with her ballad 1944 about the...

    Ukraine stuns Russia to win politically charged Eurovision
    May15

    Ukraine stuns Russia to win politically charged Eurovision

    Ukrainian Jamala won the 61st Eurovision Song Contest, held in the Swedish capital Stockholm. Her song ‘1994′ scored 534 points, closely followed by Australia’s Dami Im with 511 points, the juries’ favorite …read more Source: Hurriyet Daily...

    Minsk talks restarted
    May15

    Minsk talks restarted

    Top diplomats from Germany, Russia, Ukraine and France – the so-called Normandy Format – met in Berlin this past Wednesday to discuss the latest situation in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source:...

    Sore Russian officials bash Ukraine Eurovision win
    May15

    Sore Russian officials bash Ukraine Eurovision win

    Russian lawmakers Sunday lashed out at arch-rival Ukraine’s “political” victory in the Eurovision song contest, as one pro-Kremlin paper insisted Moscow’s entrant was robbed …read more Source: The Daily...

    Crimean Tatar from Ukraine wins Eurovision Song Contest
    May15

    Crimean Tatar from Ukraine wins Eurovision Song Contest

    Jamala wins competition with song called 1944 about deportation of Crimean Tatars under Joseph Stalin …read more Source: Anadolu...

    Crimean Tatar artist stuns with Eurovision victory
    May15

    Crimean Tatar artist stuns with Eurovision victory

    Ukraine’s representative, Jamala, has been declared the winner in Stockholm after a heart-felt performance of ‘1944’, a song about the deportations of Crimean Tatars during World War II …read more Source: World...

    Ukraine’s Jamala takes home Eurovision crown with song about war
    May15

    Ukraine’s Jamala takes home Eurovision crown with song about war

    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...

    Crimean Tatar stuns with Eurovision victory
    May15

    Crimean Tatar stuns with Eurovision victory

    Ukraine’s representative, Jamala, has been declared the winner in Stockholm after a heart-felt performance of ‘1944’, a song about the deportations of Crimean Tatars during World War II …read more Source: World...

    Eurovision winning entry: 1944, a harrowing family tale about Stalin’s deportation of Muslim Tatars
    May15

    Eurovision winning entry: 1944, a harrowing family tale about Stalin’s deportation of Muslim Tatars

    KIEV // “When strangers are coming, they come to your house, they kill you all and say, ‘we’re not guilty, not guilty’.”Those are the harrowing opening words of war-scarred Ukraine’s winning entry for the Eurovision song contest — a flamboyant and festive occasion more normally associated with laughs than...

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