Participation in the contest “Eurovision” -2017, which will be held in the Ukraine will be able to take only those Russian artists who “understand that the capture of the Crimea and the occupation of part of the Donbass – is a crime.” This was the radio station “Moscow speaking”, said the deputy of the Verkhovna Rada Anton Gerashchenko.
Gerashchenko said that in Ukraine there is a black list of Russian culture, which is officially banned from entering the territory of the country.
“If the contest” Eurovision “in Ukraine, the Russian people will elect a singer or a singer who does not speak out in support of Russia’s aggressive policy, not offend national dignity for Ukraine, I do not see this obstacle,” – he said Gerashchenko
in the past on the eve of the final of “Eurovision” -2016 victory in Stockholm the representative of Ukraine won singer Jamal. She performed the song “1944,” about the deportation of Crimean Tatars. Member of Russia Sergey Lazarev took the third place.
After the victory Jamala former Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk expressed confidence that “Crimea will be Ukrainian».
In the so-called blacklisted Ukrainian Ministry of culture there are dozens of Russian actors, musicians and directors. Among them – Iosif Kobzon, Oleg Tabakov, Grigory Leps, Alexander Rosenbaum, Dmitry Kharatyan, Stas Peha, Lev Leshchenko, Sergei Bezrukov, Ivan Okhlobystin and others. According to Kiev, these people are “a threat to national security” in Ukraine.
In addition, in Ukraine, there is also a white list. It includes, in particular, Andrei Makarevich, Yuri Shevchuk and Leah Akhedzhakova. The Ministry of Culture of Ukraine stressed that this list -. “Token of gratitude and respect to those foreign nationals who are not afraid to stand on the side of truth, justice and the simple human conscience»
Crimea and Sevastopol became the subjects of Russian Federation on the results of the referendum held on the peninsula of March 16, 2014. For joining Russia voted overwhelming majority of participants in the plebiscite. However, the authorities of Ukraine and a number of Western countries have considered the move as illegal and called it the “annexation”. Moscow stressed that the procedure of entering the region of the Russian consistent with international law.
The presence of Russian troops in the east of Ukraine and military assistance to the rebels Donbass repeatedly categorically denied Russian authorities.