Monday, February 22, 2016

Crimean authorities urged Kiev not to make of the “Eurovision” a farce – RIA Novosti

Simferopol, February 22 – RIA Novosti Crimean authorities called for official Kiev not to make of the “Eurovision” a political farce, and not to speculate on the tragedy of the Crimean Tatar people, RIA Novosti said the vice-premier of the Crimean government Ruslan Balbec..

Ukraine at the “Eurovision-2016″ will present a 32-year-old singer Susana Dzhamaladinova serving under the alias Jamal – the singer of the Crimean Tatar origin. Jamal won the national final with the song “1944,” about the deportation of Crimean Tatars under Stalin.

Mons Zelmerlev and Petra Mede, leading Eurovision 2016 in Stockholm. The archival photo

© AFP 2016 / Jessica Gow / TT News Agency.

“The Ukrainian authorities try to use Jamala song for political purposes, capitalizing on the tragedy of the entire Crimean Tatar people, to impose a European audience artificially created image of the alleged persecution of the Crimean Tatars Russian Crimea “, – Balbec said

In this regard, the Crimean authorities urged not to speculate on the Crimean Tatars feelings and not to politicize the events associated with the deportation

..” We urge you not to allow the conversion of “Eurovision” of authoritative international cultural competition in a choreographed political performance “, – Balbec said

Crimean authorities, according to Deputy Prime Minister, sorry, that talented singer Jamal can.” be used as a tool to create new speculation around the Crimean Tatar people “.

” The use of art for political provocation, as a rule, leads to a popular rejection. Jamal risks unwittingly become an accomplice in the Crimea blockade “, – concluded Balbec

.” Eurovision-2016 “will be held in Stockholm after a year earlier in Vienna, won the popular Swedish singer Mons Selmerlev with the song” Heroes “. This was the second victory of the Swedish party for three years. Russia at the competition, which in 2016 will take place from 10 to 14 May, will present Sergei Lazarev.


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