UKRAINE – In 2004 Ruslana had won (and annoyed the Greeks who were waiting for Sakis Rouvas to triumph) the Eurovision Song Contest in Istanbul.
Over the years, the Ukrainian singer became involved in politics, became a member of the Ukrainian Parliament and pioneered activism and demonstrations in her homeland.
In every crisis of her country (from the Orange Revolution to the invasion of Russia on 24/2/2022), the WILD DANCES singer is always at the forefront.
Niki Lymperaki hosts tonight in the BIG IMAGE, at 23:10 CEST on MEGA TV, the first-ever winner of Ukraine in the Eurovision contest in an interview made from the shelter, where she is with all the inhabitants of Kyiv to protect herself from the Russian attack.
After all, Ruslana loves Greece, she attended the Greek national final shows and currently Greece is deeply involved in the Ukrainian crisis as already the country counts 10 Greek-Ukrainians dead. Greece has had a huge Greek community (of about 100,000) in the southwest of Ukraine for centuries now with extremely close ties to the mainland country.
Recently her prays on social media made news and impact in the Greek media.
Recall that Ukraine, despite its participation in the Turin competition next May, is fluid even though its participation has already been selected.
So one day before the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the state television appointed as representatives of the country the second in the voting, KALUSH ORCHESTRA, who if they succeed and go to Turin (very doubtful of course) will sing the song STEFANIA, which refers to the mother of the singer, while Ukraine has already climbed in the bets as the absolute favourite for the victory of this year Eurovision.
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