In recent months there’s been a lot of talk internationally about the resurrection of Intervision, the post-Soviet singing contest that Putin wants to be reborn this spring. Now music fans have another contest to look forward to: A Eurovision Song Contest for the military.
RIA reports that Anton Gubankov, the head of Russia’s Ministry of Defence, wants to stage a song contest for the army and he’s on the look out for a few good men.
Speaking on the radio show “Echo of Moscow”, Gubankov described it this way:
We have a wonderful project, which we will begin next year, we can say that this is an analogue of Eurovision, but the specifics of the army. We want to unite the Moscow stage leading military song and dance from around the world.
You military buffs will know that there are already international military music contests, such as Russia’s “Spasskaya Tower”.
We love a man in uniform, but is there really room for another contest? Gubankov thinks so. He points out that his competition will include both songs and dance routines.
Despite the ongoing conflict with Ukraine, “all ensembles” are invited to participate. Perhaps rapprochment isn’t far away?