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    Sore Russian officials bash Ukraine Eurovision win
    May15

    Sore 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 one pro-Kremlin paper insisted Moscow’s entrant was robbed. …read more Source: Bangkok...

    Ukraine stuns Russia to win politically charged Eurovision
    May15

    Ukraine stuns Russia to win politically charged Eurovision

    STOCKHOLM: Ukrainian singer Jamala snatched victory from arch-rival Russia to win the Eurovision song contest Saturday, adding a touch of political drama to the annual kitsch extravaganza. After a tense vote count, during which it seemed Australia was going to run away with the crown until the audience votes came in, Jamala was declared the...

    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:...

    Almaty Region Hosts KazGeo Tengri Ultra Marathon
    May15

    Almaty Region Hosts KazGeo Tengri Ultra Marathon

    The Astana Times provides news and information from Kazakhstan and around the world. ASTANA – More than 400 runners participated May 7-8 in the Great Steppe Marathon held on the Ili River near Almaty’s legendary Tamgaly Tas. The athletes, from Belgium, Canada, China, the Czech Republic, Finland, France, Hong Kong, Kyrgyzstan, Poland,...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    WATCH: Ukraine’s Jamala wins 2016 Eurovision Song Contest
    May15

    WATCH: Ukraine’s Jamala wins 2016 Eurovision Song Contest

    STOCKHOLM — Ukrainian singer Jamala’s melancholic tune about Soviet dictator Josef Stalin’s 1944 deportation of the Crimean Tatars was crowned the winner of the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest early Sunday (May 15, 2016), an unusual choice for the kitschy pop fest. Susana Jamaladinova, a 32-year-old trained opera singer who uses the...

    Eurovision Winner Inspired By Schindler’s List, Unveils New Song
    May15

    Eurovision Winner Inspired By Schindler’s List, Unveils New Song

    Ukraine’s Jamala, a 32-year-old Crimean Tatar, says her winning performance at the Eurovision Song Contest was inspired by the soundtrack of the film, Schindler’s List. She also previewed a new song at her post-contest news conference in Stockholm. (RFE/RL’s Ukrainian Service) …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    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...