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Russia MPs slam Ukraine’s choice of Crimean Tartar for Eurovision

February 22
18:50 2016

Several Russian lawmakers on Monday denounced Ukraine's choice of a Crimean Tatar to represent the country in this year's Eurovision song contest, calling it a political choice aimed at vilifying Russia. Jamala, a well-known jazz singer in Ukraine, on Sunday beat five other finalists competing to represent the country at Eurovision in Stockholm in May.

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