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    Crimean Tatars celebrate Eurovision win (AP)
    May16

    Crimean Tatars celebrate Eurovision win (AP)

    While Ukrainians celebrate their Eurovision victory, many Russians feel the vote was political and the winning song a barb at them. …read more Source: The West...

    Ukraine’s Jamala Wins Eurovision, As Russians Cry Foul
    May16

    Ukraine’s Jamala Wins Eurovision, As Russians Cry Foul

    Jamala,a32-year-oldsingerfromUkraine,haswontheEurovisionSongContestwithasongaboutthemassdeportationofCrimeanTatarsbytheSovietUnionduringWorldWarII. Hersong,1944, isoneofthemostcontroversialwinnersinth …read more Source: Big News...

    Ukraine Praises Its Eurovision Winner, Russia Cries Foul
    May16

    Ukraine Praises Its Eurovision Winner, Russia Cries Foul

    Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko is heaping public praise on Ukrainian singer Jamala, after her surprise win Saturday over a Russian entry in the wildly popular Eurovision song contest. Poroshenko, writing on Twitter, said he personally congratulated the 33-year-old performer, whose winning song, “1944,” lamented the Soviet...

    Eurovision win by Crimean singer stings Russian pride
    May16

    Eurovision win by Crimean singer stings Russian pride

    While the Ukrainian singer Jamala doesn’t directly discuss the Russian annexation of Crimea, her message is clear. …read more Source: Christian Science...

    Eurovision win lifts spirits in Ukraine
    May15

    Eurovision win lifts spirits in Ukraine

    KIEV/MOSCOW: 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. Jubilant Ukrainians erupted in celebration on Sunday across the country. Susana Jamaladinova, a...

    Eurovision: Crimean Tatars, Ukrainians celebrate win, while Russia fumes
    May15

    Eurovision: Crimean Tatars, Ukrainians celebrate win, while Russia fumes

    Many Russians, whose Eurovision Song Contest entry won the popular vote but finished third when the national juries’ votes were added, said they felt robbed of the win because of political bias. …read more Source: The Sydney Morning...

    Russia to ‘boycott’ Eurovision as Ukraine president says ‘truth prevailed’ in shock win
    May15

    Russia to ‘boycott’ Eurovision as Ukraine president says ‘truth prevailed’ in shock win

    UKRAINIAN politicians hailed their country’s shock victory at the Eurovision Song Contest as Russian sources suggest Moscow may boycott next year’s competition. …read more Source:...

    Eurovision win lifts spirits in Ukraine, raises eyebrows in Russia
    May15

    Eurovision win lifts spirits in Ukraine, raises eyebrows in Russia

    KIEV/MOSCOW (Reuters) – Ukrainian politicians hailed their country’s surprise weekend victory in the European Song Contest as a continent-wide endorsement in their smoldering conflict with Russia, while Moscow said the competition had been hijacked by politics. …read more Source:...

    The Real Story of Our Decades-Long Foreign Policy Disaster That Set the Middle East on Fire
    May15

    The Real Story of Our Decades-Long Foreign Policy Disaster That Set the Middle East on Fire

    The brilliant Andrew Bacevich explains why our massive march to folly in Middle East has to be seen as one war. I first interviewed Andrew Bacevich, the soldier turned scholar, after he spoke at the Hope Club, an old-line gents’ establishment in Providence, Rhode Island. That evening he outlined a dozen or so “theses,” as he called them in...

    Jamala Returns To Hero’s Welcome In Ukraine
    May15

    Jamala Returns To Hero’s Welcome In Ukraine

    Eurovision winner Jamala returned to a hero’s welcome at Kyiv airport. Jamala’s song, 1944, told the story of the deportations of Crimean Tatars under Stalin — and was widely seen as a comment on Russia’s 2014 annexation of Crimea and subsequent repression of Crimean Tatars. (RFE/RL’s Ukrainian Service) …read...