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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...

    ‘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...

    A Heavy Dose Of Glitter, Pyrotechnics and Politics At Eurovision 2016
    May15

    A Heavy Dose Of Glitter, Pyrotechnics and Politics At Eurovision 2016

    Ukraine’s Jamala is this year’s winner with a haunting song about the mass deportation of Crimean Tartars during World War II. Politics are never far from the surface at the European song contest. …read more Source:...

    VIDEO: Ukraine’s poignant Eurovision triumph
    May15

    VIDEO: Ukraine’s poignant Eurovision triumph

    Celebrations are continuing in Ukraine after Crimean Tartar artist, Jamala, won this year’s Eurovision Song Contest. …read more Source:...

    Eurovision winner’s song recalls Crimean deportations during World War II
    May15

    Eurovision winner’s song recalls Crimean deportations during World War II

    KIEV, Ukraine — Crimean Tatars on Sunday celebrated Ukrainian singer Jamala’s win at Eurovision with a song that sheds light on their horrific deportations to Central Asia under Soviet dictator Josef Stalin but also hints at their recent treatment under Russian President Vladimir Putin. Many Russians, whose Eurovision Song Contest entry won...

    Russia Blames Ukraine’s ‘Eurovision’ Win on Politics
    May15

    Russia Blames Ukraine’s ‘Eurovision’ Win on Politics

    Russia definitely did not enjoy losing to Ukraine in what became a tense finale of the “Eurovision Song Contest” on Saturday. Ukraine’s Jamala took home the Eurovision trophy and the rights to host next year’s competition after her song “1944” received the highest score from a combination of public votes and...

    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...

    Crimean Tatars Celebrate Ukraine’s Eurovision Win
    May15

    Crimean Tatars Celebrate Ukraine’s Eurovision Win

    (KIEV, Ukraine) — Crimean Tatars on Sunday celebrated Ukrainian singer Jamala’s win at Eurovision with a song that sheds light on their horrific deportations to Central Asia under Soviet dictator Josef Stalin but also hints at their recent treatment under Russian President Vladimir Putin. Many Russians, whose Eurovision Song Contest entry...

    ‘It was politics that beat art’: Russian officials bash Ukraine’s Eurovision win
    May15

    ‘It was politics that beat art’: Russian officials bash Ukraine’s Eurovision win

    Russian lawmakers lash 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: ABC...

    Eurovision 2016: Furious Russia demands boycott of Ukraine over Jamala’s ‘anti-Kremlin’ song
    May15