Speaker of the state Duma Vyacheslav Volodin in the plenary session, called on parliamentarians not to doubt the capabilities of the Russian participants of the musical contest “Eurovision-2017” Yulia Samoilova, reports TASS on Wednesday, March 22.
Thus he reacted to the statement of the Deputy from fraction of LDPR Vasily Vlasov, who stated that some of his colleagues in the lower house of Parliament did not pay enough attention to the real work.
“We have, unfortunately, some members do not do it, and give comments in the press that have Masonic lodges to check (the day before Vitaly Milonov said that he appealed to the Prosecutor General with the request — approx. “Of the tape.ru”), or happy that our singer [probably] not going to “Eurovision” to speak”, — said Vlasov.
The liberal Democrat added that, regardless, “she sings well or not,” Samoilov represents Russia, so all members are required to support it.
Commenting on his words, Volodin said: “sings Well, and when a doubt has arisen here is wrong.”
Before the press-Secretary of Russian President Dmitry Peskov told reporters that Moscow still relies on the participation of the singer in the contest “Eurovision-2017”, which will be held in Kiev in may. He stressed that the Ukrainian side has not yet announced “on any official decisions.”
On the same day, people’s artist of USSR, first Deputy Chairman of the Duma Committee on culture Iosif Kobzon said he was pleased a possible ban Samoilova to enter Ukraine. He called for a boycott of international competition and “not to shame, not to go hat in hand to these American puppets”.
Earlier it was reported that the security Service of Ukraine (SBU) has prepared a document on the prohibition of Samoilova on entry into the country. The Agency checks whether the performer in the Crimea in June 2015.
The status of the Peninsula as Russian territory disputed by Kiev. Artists, who visited the Crimea after joining Russia, banned entry to the territory of Ukraine.