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14.04.17 . Eurovision Song Contest 2017: Russia Goodbye!
Russia has withdrawn from taking part in Kyiv. Following the official confirmation that Russian Eurovision entrant, Julia Samoylova, will not be permitted to travel to Ukraine to compete in the Eurovision Song Contest 2017, the EBU offered two solutions, but both have been rejected by the Russian national broadcaster.
The EBU formally offered two alternative proposals to Channel One in a bid to find a solution that would enable Russia to continue their participation in this year's event. "These proposals were to either take part via satellite or to change their chosen artist to one who could legally travel to Ukraine for the duration of the Contest. Sadly both proposals have been rejected by Channel One and they have now announced they do not intend to broadcast the Eurovision Song Contest 2017. Unfortunately this means Russia will no longer be able to take part in this year’s competition. We very much wanted all 43 countries to be able to participate and did all we could to achieve this," the EBU states.

Frank Dieter Freiling, Chairman of the Eurovision Song Contest Reference Group, the event’s steering committee, said: "We strongly condemn the Ukrainian authorities' decision to impose a travel ban on Julia Samoylova as we believe it thoroughly undermines the integrity and non-political nature of the Eurovision Song Contest and its mission to bring all nations together in friendly competition. However, preparations continue apace for the Eurovision Song Contest in the host city Kyiv. Our top priority remains to produce a spectacular Eurovision Song Contest with our Member UA:PBC in May."
 

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