Ukraine and Russia have been fighting each other on many battlegrounds: in East-Ukraine, Crimea, furthermore in the respect of economy, politics, media, and last but not least, the Eurovision song contest.
Ukraine barred Julia Samoilova from entering the country, thus participating in Eurovision.
Now I don't know how many of you follow Eurovision, but it is a pretty big thing in Ukraine, just like in Russia. It's like the Olympics of singing, performing, and who has the more diverse candidate. Or as some call it, the Gay Olympics.
In other words, it is one of many international competitions, which as we know, are all politicized. Just look at the voting. If you watch it, you'll know what I'm talking about.
Or politically corrected? I don't know, but for sure, Eurovision nowadays likes to make a statement.
So when BBC wrote that 'Eurovision just got political' I started wondering where the writer had been living in the past years.
Was Eurovision not political when the Russian twin singers were booed by the audience? Was Eurovision not political when the Crimean Tatar singer sang about the deportations of her people during the times of Stalin? A clear reference to Russia's actions in Crimea, specifically towards the Tatar minority. Was that not a political statement?
And the contest claims to be free of politics. Please...
Samoilova's story is however as cunning as it is disgusting.
Those who chose her to represent Russia for the Eurovision in Ukraine I believe planned it all out.
They knew that this time Eurovision (unlike previous ones?) is supposed to celebrate diversity. So they chose a girl who sings beautifully, and is in a wheelchair.
Perfect candidate for the next competition, right?
However, they also knew that Julia went to Crimea and performed there. They knew that Ukraine has a strict policy against that, because if they were cool with that, that would mean that they are cool with letting go of Crimea.
That is a big no-no in politics.
So tell me, is all of this a coincidence? To choose a wheelchair-bound singer, who had clearly violated the requirements of Ukraine.
Really, what can you do in such a situation: you bar the singer, you are cruel; you allow the singer to come to Ukraine, you lose credibility.
The choice of Julia unfortunately was made consciously, with a sinister motive.
And BBC writes:'The Eurovision song contest just got political.' Please...