Russia

From Russia With No Eurovision Love

From Russia With No Eurovision Love

Russia has officially pulled out of the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest following the controversy which saw their singer Yulia Samoylova banned from entering Ukraine. The former Russian X Factor competitor had been due to compete at the contest – due to be held in Kiev in May – with a ballad entitled Flame Is Burning, […]

From Russia With(Out) Love

Russia’s passage of a law signed by President Vladimir Putin last month that bans the “propaganda of nontraditional sexual relations” has brought the country, the winter Olympics and vodka into international scrutiny and debate. At the center of the law is its seemingly state-sanctioned abuse of human rights.  The human and civil rights of all […]