Most European outlets probably has been mentioning the fact that the results of Eurovision base on a political component. Russia has lost the contest in Stockholm and generally accepted this idea try to justify the defeat of its representative. And what do European citizens think about this?
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Let's start with classical examples - The Times. The article entitled 'Russia is annoyed with defeat at Eurovision' was the main material of the key British outlet about the results of the Eurovision Song Contest.
Unlike a lot of other media, there are no 'peppercorn' and sharp editorial expressions there. It just reflects the main idea of European media: Moscow has accepted the defeat too painfully. It is searching for conspiracy theories about 'political victory' of Ukraine and expressing the idea that the whole contest was customized to 'annoy' the Russian Federation.
The editors didn’t even ask analysts’ opinion. They decided that quoting Russian officials and the media is enough. Among them were Deputy Prime Minister Rogozin who has offered to send informal Sergey Shnurov to the next contest and Crimean 'Deputy Prime Minister', who claimed '(Western) big plan to take Russia’s victory away using intimidation from Ukraine’s side.'
British media supposed such an outcome of the contest even before the Grand Final.
'Ukrainian song at Eurovision is going to rouse tensions in relations with Russia,' the Financial Times warned on Friday.
British tabloids let themselves to deploy in full force, citing Russian reaction.
'We’ll go to next Eurovision by tanks,' the Daily Star cited Russian fan’s tweet as reading.
But this didn’t matter. The most important thing is that Jamala’s victory became a good occasion to remind British readers about the history of prosecution of the Crimean Tatars and the illegal annexation of Crimea.
The USSR and Russia’s crimes in Crimea probably were mentioned in every European outlet that wrote about the results of Eurovision.
Some outlets like BBC dedicated special material to this matter.
And perhaps this is the biggest political part of Ukrainian victory. Under the conditions when Ukrainian issue is located in the third plan in many countries, Jamala reminded all the readers that the problem of Crimea still was essential.
As reported earlier to the 1492news.com, Ukrainian singer Jamala snatched victory from arch-rival Russia to win the Eurovision song contest Saturday, adding a touch of political drama to the annual kitsch extravaganza