July 2, 2022
Russia responds to the ban on participation in the Eurovision Song Contest

Russia responds to the ban on participation in the Eurovision Song Contest

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Channel One, the Russian state TV and Radio Broadcasting Corporation (VGTRK) and the Ostankino Corporation have announced their withdrawal from the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) in response to Russia’s suspension from participating in the Eurovision 2022 Song Festival.

Russia’s representatives described this measure as “a misplaced political sacrifice in the world.” music forum who always assured him non-political situation.
Russia’s suspension is the latest, but not the first, of such decisions regarding Eurovision. Thus, he won the 2016 festival with the open song “1944”. political statement. A few years later, the festival organizers singled out Belarus with the song “I’ll Teach You”, claiming specifically that it had a political connotation.

These are just two examples in a long line of similar incidents where festival organizers have been biased and selective about the interpretation of the term “politics”, in compliance with the wishes of the European Union, although half of the European Union members Broadcasting companies do not belong to the European Union.

They concluded, “Unfortunately, the EBU has become a club whose members live in unequal conditions. We find it impossible to stay in this club for much longer.”