Julia Samoylova is “Eurovision” will perform in the Crimea

Julia Samoylova is “Eurovision” will perform in the Crimea

Singer Yulia Samoylova, who was supposed to represent Russia at “Eurovision-2017”, will perform in Sevastopol during the celebration of Victory Day on 9 may. About it reports the edition ForPost with reference to the acting head of the main Department of culture of Sevastopol Larissa Dudkin.

“This singer, as planned, was supposed to represent Russia at “Eurovision”. Alternatively she will be with us. A preliminary agreement has. We hope that she will succeed, and Julia will win all the obstacles that it faces,” the official said.

Poll the all-Russia centre of studying of public opinion (VTSIOM), the results of which were published on the organization’s website on 24 April, showed that 75 percent of Russians supported the decision of the First channel to broadcast the international music contest “Eurovision-2017”.

The semifinals of “Eurovision-2017” will be held in Kyiv on 9 may and 11 may, the final on 13 may. Russia will not participate in the contest, as the security Service of Ukraine has banned Samoilova entry into the country. She is charged with uncoordinated with the Ukrainian authorities a visit to the Crimea in 2015.

Crimea became part of Russia in March 2014 following a referendum. Kiev does not recognize the results of voting and considers the Peninsula occupied territory. In Moscow insist that the accession of the region conform to the norms of international law.