RUSSIA – The Russian Orthodox Church has commented to RIA Novosti on the country’s participation in the contest, saying that creations that infuriate “female compatriots” and humiliate women’s dignity should not be chosen.
“A significant part of the Russian public is outraged by this piece. “I have heard of a negative reaction both from the Orthodox community, specifically from women (the Orthodox Women’s Union protested), and that many Russian women are outraged by this song,” said the deputy head of the synodal department of the Moscow Patriarchate. Church – Society and Media relations.
“Any creation that has to do with Russia and has female issues in its content should not provoke anger among the women of our country.”
“We proceed from the fact that the protection of traditional values is enshrined in the constitution of the country and one of them is the value of motherhood, which presupposes unconditional respect for women. “Anything that demeans a woman’s dignity is not worth spreading internationally, including the Eurovision Song Contest,” said a spokesman for the Russian Orthodox Church.
The Union of Orthodox Women insists that it cannot go to Eurovision, as the image of Russia is being publicly insulted. The song in it talks about children who grow up without a father, about broken families, about women who are considered older after 30 and are pressured to have children, about women who “must” lose weight and about the fact that Russian women always want to leave the country and seek their fortune elsewhere…