Russia has put Susana Jamaladinova, a Ukrainian singer who gained the Eurovision Music Contest in 2016 underneath the stage identify Jamala, on its wished listing, experiences The Related Press. An Inside Ministry database lists Jamaladinova as being searched for violating a legal legislation. She was reportedly charged for spreading false details about the Russian navy and the continuing combating in Ukraine after a legislation banning such was adopted final 12 months.
Jamaladinova, who’s of Crimean Tatar descent, gained the Eurovision contest with the music “1944”—named after the 12 months that the Soviet Union deported Crimean Tatars, an annexation largely considered illegitimate by different international locations who nonetheless view Crimea as a Ukrainian territory—practically two years after Russia annexed Crimea. Russia protested the music’s inclusion within the competitors, claiming it violated Eurovision’s guidelines towards political speech. Nevertheless, “1944” has no particular criticism of Russia or the Soviet Union in its lyrics, although it does suggest such with its opening traces.
In 2022, Russia was banned from taking part within the Eurovision Music Contest. “The choice displays concern that, in mild of the unprecedented disaster in Ukraine, the inclusion of a Russian entry on this 12 months’s Contest would carry the competitors into disrepute,” defined the European Broadcasting Union on the time.