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Russia hears dark message in Ukraine's Eurovision song

07 May 2016 5:35 PM | Myroslaw Smorodsky (Administrator)

Russia hears dark message in Ukraine's Eurovision song

Though few would dispute that the Eurovision Song Contest is one of the continent's most politically charged annual events, actually singing about politics is verboten.

But this year's submission from Ukraine is causing more controversy than usual ahead of this month's contest. Russia feels the song by the Crimean Tatar Jamala is a swipe at President Vladimir Putin, who annexed Crimea from Ukraine in 2014. The singer denies the allegations. Stuff.co.nz    Read More      Video


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