Mikhail Smirnov Russia Junior Eurovision 2015

Is the ongoing political conflict between Russia and Ukraine spilling over into Junior Eurovision 2016?

In what will no doubt be interpreted as a very political and provocative move, Russian broadcaster RTR has decided to stage Russia’s national final at the ICC Artek in Gurzuf, Crimea.

The timing is telling. Just weeks ago Russian politicians expressed outrage following Ukraine’s win at Eurovision 2016.

In their minds Jamala’s song “1944” — about the mass deportation of Crimean Tatars from Crimea under Stalin — was a not-so-thinly veiled comment on today’s political conflict.

Most EBU members do not recognise Crimea as Russian territory, but this matters little to Russian officials who will, of course, stage their national contest wherever they’d like.

Ukraine has not yet confirmed their participation for Malta. But given their commitment to JESC — their most recent win came in 2012 — and the fact they are hosting the adult contest in a year’s time, we’d be shocked if they pulled out.

What we should all remember is that Junior Eurovision is all about peace, love and music and that the singers have nothing to do with politics. After all, they are just kids.

Junior Eurovision 2016: Russia’s national selection

The selection will be staged in conjunction with Igor Krutoy’s renowned academy of popular music, which has previously worked on large-scale projects including the Children’s New Wave and Artek festivals.

Russia, of course, is no stranger to Junior Eurovision, having won it once and having made the top five seven times. Nearly every year Russia stages a well-produced national final that puts some adult selections to shame.

The national broadcaster will accept applications from 30 May until 15 July. Five days later a professional jury in Moscow will select the songs and singers that will participate in the televised national final.

The final will take place one month later on 15 August, where all the singers will sing-it-out for the ticket to Malta. For the first time ever producers will allow Internet voting, giving the public the chance to vote from the moment the participants are announced until ten minutes after the last performance. The voting process will comprise the so called internet-vote, alongside a professional jury, with the jury gaining preference in case of a tie.

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power b.
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power b.

Congrats to OR, you nailed dat bish.

OR
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?Oxana No dear i was born in Israel… my parent’s are from the states that i mentioned … and i think you are shameless person and a shame to Ukraine .. i’m not sure that most of the Ukrainians want someone like you to represent them… you are just idiot and pathetic who enjoy insulting people just because they are Russians… So please go back to your antisemitic state that commit violence against rabbi in a synagogue and live me alone… i’m not going to answer your comments here because you are not worth the effort’s! And i will go… Read more »

Oxana
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Oxana

OR, maybe Israel will relocate someone like you to Ukraine, to get you reeducated 🙂 it’s like in school when teacher tries to get rid of most stupid or mean pupils by sending them to newcomer teacher. so what about Kishinev? you said you’re half Romanian… what is Chisinau then? cherry 3.14 I forgot to ask you the same. where was your Russia before 1992? there was no such country, there’s no such nationality as Russian, it uses flag that’s been used to colaborate with nazis, Russian anthem is the same as USSR anthem. where is Russia now? All I… Read more »

Maya
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Maya

Russia had the chance to be the bigger person, but it seems like they choose not to…

Plum
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Plum

Oh… Oxana hasn’t been still banned…
OK. Let’s all go to Ukraine in 2017. We have a bright representative of the host country here. And she is really… interesting…
It’s going to be exciting=))

OR
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OR

@ESC84
In my life i never seen such blindness ignorance coming from adult person and only because in the name of hating Russia !! such extremist Patriotism that make her think that her country never done mistakes… that woman is seriously need some help……

ESC84
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ESC84

@OR
just ignore her, you can never wake up a person who pretend to sleep…

Mario = Legend
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Mario = Legend

This is so old this conversation. But if you are going to talk political rubbish at least get facts right. Crimea is **UKRANIAN** territory following the 68/262 vote of the United Nations. Russia have annexed but it does not make it there own. For more facts instead of silly made up opinion. Read the page below…

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Nations_General_Assembly_Resolution_68/262

OR
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OR

@Oxana
Dont worry Israel will never do that… ISRAEL WILL LIVE FOR EVER AND EVER- we dont need Ukraine or any other country !! so keep dreaming… the reality is that MOST of the Jewish Ukraine immigrate to Israel !

ADmir
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ADmir

Crimea is Russian territory, so I think they have the right to select where they want. Why look here politics?

Oxana
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Oxana

kishinev? ahaha, so if you’re not Russian, how did you knew old Russian name of Moldova capital. huh?
busted

have you bought ticket to Ukraine yet? you’re moving to your historical homeland soon, bitch 🙂
Israel acknowledges Jews in fact Khazars; Secret plan for reverse migration to Ukraine
http://themillenniumreport.com/2016/04/leaked-report-israel-acknowledges-jews-in-fact-khazars-secret-plan-for-reverse-migration-to-ukraine/

OR
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OR

@Oxana Did you heard about Babi Yar ? Babi Yar (Russian: ????? ??, Babiy Yar; Ukrainian: ????? ??, Babyn Yar) is a ravine in the Ukrainian capital Kiev and a site of massacres carried out by German forces and local collaborators during their campaign against the Soviet Union. The most notorious and the best documented of these massacres took place from 29–30 September 1941, wherein 33,771 Jews were killed. The decision to kill all the Jews in Kiev was made by the military governor, Major-General Kurt Eberhard, the Police Commander for Army Group South, SS-Obergruppenführer Friedrich Jeckeln, and the Einsatzgruppe… Read more »

OR
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OR

Oxana i told you bitch , im not russian and no one pay me, u are sick to think that kind of nonsense!!! I know that there were a big jewish community in Ukraine and i know there are about holly jewish places there..but still there is a dark history in ukrayne and that is that ukrayne helpd the Nazi’s of a massive killing of jewish…u can also say that in germany were a big jewish community and in kishinev also but. Half of that community distroyed…. So dont be stupid if u ask bibi about that part he will… Read more »

Oxana
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Oxana

OR, listen to your Bibi, what he said about Ukraine. are you saying that your PM is a liar? you’re the real disgrace to your kin. and stupid if you don’t know history of Israel-Ukraine. 3 of your Israeli PMs born in Ukraine, are you trying to show how bad is you Israeli on remembering your own roots? have you forgot, bitch, that Ukraine stand on the old Khazarian land we took from you Jewish, that our Kyiv once was your Jewish town? we even had Ukrainian money with your language on banknotes. Ukraine is historical homeland for Jewish people,… Read more »

Julian
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Julian

Northern Ireland belongs to Ireland, it will be recognized as such at some time, not very long, maybe a few decades.
Post WW2 frozen borders were melted around 1990’s just takes a little more until all Europeans realize it.

MTD
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MTD

Can someone ban this Oxana? Wiwi? You’re losing readership approving comments like those. And their replies from others.

OR
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@Oxana u are the only one who tell lies!!! Admit it ukraine murderd in cold blad. Jewish and also the tattars, your jamala is hypocrite why she didint sing also about her pepole murderd jewish????? All im saying here is 100% pure truth…. So again bye bye bitch who think that her country is perfect and the only victame!!!!!

Oxana
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Oxana

OR, you fatfingered it in a way to make grandpa Freud smiling 🙂 keep it up.
why I should get tided to insult you and alike? I enjoy it, just like you enjoy telling lies. or it’s not enjoyable for you any longer? 😛
then I would consider my task as successfully completed. cheers!

OR
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OR

@Oxana Again the Ukrainian crazy bitch dont get tired of cursing and insulting pepole…… All i have to tell you is go f*** your self and leave me and the poor russains that u cures here every day alone i think that wiwi should block you a long time ago…. Bye bye bitch hope you get well someday!!!!

Oxana
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Oxana

Plum, something must be gone wrong with you if you cant spell properly half of your nationality, stupid troll. it is UKRAINIAN and ROMA if you’re talking about “gypsies” (it’s rude to call Roma as gypsy, or your relatives haven’t told you?) but that part of Russian blood explains everything, eh? 🙂 OR, if your doctors can’t help you, then they are useless and blind. you’re licking boots to Russians who started war and killed your kin, and hating Ukrainians who saved your people from nazis and soviet murderers. you’re sick and crazy bitch, and by all rules you should… Read more »

Jamala
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Jamala

Oxana baby, your mistake is that you think that everyone here that disapprove the Ukrainian approach for ESC are russians. Maybe half if them are !!! but the others are not !!! And arguing about everything 24/7 is just humiliating for you or for the ukrainians (if you are speaking as their representative ) I am just going to stop responding to your crap

Plum
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Plum

Oxana,
I’m kindly asking you once again to have a good rest since you undoubtfully need it.
To make you impressed I can tell you that I’m in fact 1/4 Ucranian, 1/4 Jewish, 1/8 Gipsy and for all the rest – Russian.
Can you try and imagine my “song” if I sing about all my ancestors’ life srtory?
It’ s a great fortune that I am not a singer.

OR
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OR

@Oxana
You are a very sick person.. come to Israel we have the best doctors in the world maybe they can help you… though i dont think any one can help your hate and your racism !! i really feel sorry for you poor woman!
And to all the Russians here dont take offended by that woman its clear that something is wrong with her……

Oxana
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Oxana

oh, look at this Russian cottonhead fiesta! do you think if you’ll spread more lies about Ukraine and its people it will help Russia to look better? you’re wrong. more you spread your lies, more you look like idiots. at the end of story you’ll cry over breathless Russia who wont protect your identity any longer. getting my hint, trolls? 🙂

OR, no matter who gave you birth, you act like Russian bitch. Russian its not a nationality, it is world view and mental state. you fit right in 🙂

Plum
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Plum

Oxana, Thank you for your reply e at 4.47 PM. I am not “they”, I’m Russian by birth and I live in Moscow. How didn’t you manage to understand that? Crimea is a part of Russia, it used to be that before 1954 and it was so decided by Crimean people in 2014. Just please humble and calm down. Don’t be aggressive, it brings no good neither to you personally nor to Ukraine’s image. And still nobody has given me a direct link to Russian official source confirming that the subject event is going to be held in Crimea. What… Read more »

Jamala
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Jamala

I don’t understand why so many people are spending so much time here arguing with this Oxana woman !? She is spending her entire time to spam on every single post here. Just ignore her and express your opinion without entering her reply circle

OR
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OR

@[email protected] 3.14

That Ukrainian bitch think that Ukraine is perfect state and that Ukraine is the only one victim . .. she is really live in denial… and every one here that said the truth about Ukraine, so that bitch immediately start attack him and curse him .. just very Low level

power b.
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power b.

Haha, love you guys

cherry 3.14
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cherry 3.14

@Oxana, Ukrainians don’t deserve even to have their own country. Where had been Ukraine before 1917? Today’s Ukraine is former Poland, Austro-Hungary, Bessarabia and Russian Empire. Ukraine had been oppressing Russians in Crimea before 2014 referendum like they had oppressed Poles, Jews, Hungarians and Rusins during the WWII. Ukraine is a Nazi country.

Zoomy
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Zoomy

@Oxana, Kind Ukrainians killed 300,000 Poles and Jewish people during the massacres in Volhynia and Eastern Galicia. Evil Soviets deported 200,000 poor Crimean Tatars (allies of fascist Germany and Turkey) to the Middle Asia… https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Massacres_of_Poles_in_Volhynia_and_Eastern_Galicia

OR
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OR

@Oxana No i will answer you after you curse me.. you will not get away with this… you want me to speak dirty like you.. fine- you Ukraine bitch… for your information i’m half Romanian and half France/Algerian// not every one here that tell the hurting truth in your face is Russian!! The National Geographic reported: ” A number of Ukrainians had collaborated: According to German historian Dieter Pohl, around 100,000 joined police units that provided key assistance to the Nazis. Many others staffed the local bureaucracies or lent a helping hand during mass shootings of Jews. Ukrainians, such as… Read more »

Oxana
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Oxana

Ukrainian court put Artek and its property under an order of seizure. wanna visit arrested Ukrainian property? 🙂

http://www.themoscowtimes.com/news/article/kiev-issues-arrest-order-for-head-of-russian-annexed-crimea/565747.html

OR,
don’t ever talk to me again, Russian bitch! every Jewish person would curse you for what you’re saying!
“Ukraine rates the 4th in the number of people recognized as “Righteous Among the Nations” for saving Jews during the Holocaust, with the total of 2,515 individuals recognized as of 1 January 2015.”

marie
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marie

Zoomy: Any country is innocent in this world!

OR
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OR

@Oxana
You are the only “creature ” here so you get lost… and say HI to your “Jewish” relatives, I’m doubt if they Know that u denial that Ukrainian and Tatars help’d the Nazi’s kill Jewish people in Ukraine!!

Oxana
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Oxana

OR
my Jewish relatives from Ukraine said you have nothing in common with Jewish people. and you know how Jewish interact with someone who act like you. I’m going to interact with you exactly the same way. get lost, critter

MTD
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MTD

When Ukraine won with a political song, why not the other side to deeper into politics? Kids or no kids. LOL

OR
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OR

@Oxana
I wrote only facts and only the truth , go and do your homework and learn history!!
And you are the only one with Mental disorder!! The truth hurts , right?? so Ukraine also did mistakes why cant you admit that?? and i’m not a “jew” i’m proud Jewish..
stop hate Russia so much .. and go and get some help…. maybe you should leave this blog you are fighting here with every one so who is sick??

Oxana
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Oxana

Plum,
more they suffer, more they learn how does it feels to bring pain to others. if they have no soul to feel bad about killing thousands of people, for stealing others property and homeland then they should be trained like Pavlov’s dogs – with suffering and pain to be scared to assault neighbors next time. Pretty simple plan.

Oxana
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Oxana

OR,
you’re shameless liar and a real disgrace for a Jew! go ask your people why they named Ukrainians as nation who helped to survive your Jewish people during WWII?
you’re sick individual. don’t ever write to me again.

OR
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OR

@Oxana I have to tell you that you exaggerate with your hate toward RUSSIA, i mean i can agree that Russia represent a lot of negative things, but i’m sure not all the Russians agree with Putin activity’s so try to hate less … and also Ukraine is not Perfect THE Tatars help’d to the Nazis murder’d the Jewish people who lived in Crimea….. that something that jamala didn’t mention….., and Ukraine help’d the Nazi’z TO kill massive amount of Ukrainian Jewish!! AND until today there is antisemitic in Ukraine… SO no state is perfect every state did mistakes !!

Alexander
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Alexander

@ESCaddict
I’ve got another idea for the ESC motto in Ukraine: FEEL THE DIFFERENCE
😉

Plum
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Plum

Oxana,
Why do you need to make Russians suffer??? You sound obsessed.

Oxana
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Oxana

Russians, I hope you’ll run jesc in Crimea. This is exactly what we need to make you suffer. go for it 🙂 we have to destroy you till next ESC, don’t drag your feet, do every crazy thing possible to get your mama Russia destroyed on time.

ESCaddict
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ESCaddict

Of course this will happen. After the political bias of ESC2016, Russia is entitled to be as political as they like. Sadly this will spin out of control & damage future ESCs. ESC2017 is going to be a political broadcast; even worse than this year’s. Message to Russia, “Stay away”.
Interesting to read in one comment about the Tartars being Nazi collaborators. Has there already been a discussion on why Stalin deported the Tartars?

Plum
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Plum

Will anybody here be so kind as to give me a link to an official Russian source where it is said that the subject event will be held in Crimea.
Many thanks in advance.

Ivan Browdy
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Ivan Browdy

Russia lost it’s last piece of mind

Maru fr
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Maru fr

Why do you think that`s provocation? Just the Crimea is one of suitable places for this action. Why not?

Leaf
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Leaf

JESC is a flop anyways …….. I don’t even know a kid that basically listens to those songs, they all tend to listen to more mainstream chart friendly songs these days.
I think It should be canceled and participants should just put those money into supporting the artists chosen for the actual Eurovision.