Organizers Of “Eurovision 2016” Prohibit Flags of Crimea, DPR and ISIS

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Translated by Ollie Richardson for Fort Russ

30th April, 2016


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The organizers of the musical contest “Eurovision”, which will take place in Sweden this year, warned the audience that some flags and banners will not be allowed in the competition. In particular, this applies to the banners of Crimea, Mejlis, the People’s Republic of Donetsk (DPR), and the terrorist group “Islamic State” (IS, prohibited in Russia).

Also on the “black list” are the flags of Kosovo, Nagorno-Karabakh, Palestine, Transnistria, the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, and the Basque country.

But it is not only limitations it offers. On Friday, April 29th, a promo video for the musical contest was released. Judging by the video posted online, Stockholm will be happy to see everyone: men, heroes, celebrities, heterosexuals, and gays.

Recall that Russia in “Eurovision 2016” will be represented  by Sergey Lazarev. He will perform at the contest with the song “You are the only one”.

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