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22 februari 2016: Oekraïne kiest liedje over Krim-deportaties onder Stalin voor deelname aan Eurosong

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Ukraine is apparently courting trouble by choosing a song with politically loaded lyrics for the upcoming Eurovision contest, which explicitly bans participants from using the event for promoting any political agenda.
The song by Jamala called “1944” is dedicated to the deportation of Crimean Tatars by Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin. The singer was born into a mixed Tatar Armenian family and was inspired to write the lyrics by her grandmother’s account of those tragic events, she told the media. A record number of over 300,000 Ukrainians voted in the national selection for the contest.

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