State Duma Deputy Vitaly Milonov appealed to Konstantin Ernst this year to boycott the international music contest “Eurovision”, not to send a representative of Russia and even to broadcast in the Russian Federation.
Milon wrote a letter to the General Director “the First channel” in which it said that Kiev (and that’s where this year will take place “Eurovision”) holds a “blatant anti-Russian and Russophobic policy”.
“The participation of our artists in this competition is unacceptable in any form. Impossible to imagine that Soviet citizens in 1943 went on a conditional music contest “Rahoveanu”! We, unfortunately, in the current reality, are not welcome in the state, captured by the fanatics, who dream of destroying all the good that is between us and Ukrainian peoples,” — says Milonow and asks Ernst to show patriotism and civic vigilance.
Supported his colleague and Iosif Kobzon, who, as we know, he is a native of Ukraine. He believes that Russia should withdraw from participation in the contest, so as not to allow “rusofobstvovat in Ukraine.”
In solidarity with them and Philip. The artist, who not only once played in the “Eurovision”, but also prepared participants for the competition, admitted that last year, when the Crimean Tatar singer Jamala literally snatched victory from the hands of Sergey Lazarev, he realized that the competition is politicized. Kirkorov believes that this year due to the deterioration of relations with Russia in the international arena, there is a reason to refuse participation.