Skip to comments.Russia eyes own Eurovision after drag queen's win
Posted on 05/14/2014 4:50:54 AM PDT by wetphoenix
Lawmakers in the Kremlin-controlled parliament picked up on swelling outrage in the socially conservative country at Conchita Wurst's weekend triumph by proposing a Russian-based contest in which family values prevail.
"The last Eurovision contest's results exhausted our patience," Communist Party deputy Valery Rashkin told the Interfax news agency.
"We must leave this competition. We cannot tolerate this endless madness."
Rashkin said he would push for the creation of a "Voice of Eurasia" songfest instead, which would primarily group nations from the former Soviet Union.
It was a suggestion picked up quickly by advisers to Belarus President Aleksander Lukashenko -- a ruler who has overseen his isolated country for 20 years and was once branded by Washington as the last dictator of Europe.
"Conchita Wurst's Eurovision victory symbolises the complete collapse of the European Union's moral values," the country's advisory Slavic Committee said in a statement.
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I must be Russian.
“We must leave this competition. We cannot tolerate this endless madness.”
Who is the evil empire?
I suggest this as the slogan for a new political party. I'd sign up.
Tom Neuwirth, aka Conchita Wurst
I know, right? It’s surreal... the “evil empire” is the bulwark against this sort of insanity which is eaten for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and in-between snacks by the USA and the rest of the west...
The beard is a nice touch. Just being a regular tranvestite is now so boring; had to do something more to stand out!
That has occurred to me more than a few times over the last decade or so. It’s like we’ve gone through the Looking Glass.
That is just so disgusting.
A heck of a lot of truth in your post. They thought their world would never change despite all the filth they pushed out through their pals in the west.
Can’t say I blame them.
They clearly voted for the freak to win to send the finger to Putin.
From the country of “Pussy Riot”.
Yeah, right. “They just hate us because we’re free.” (c)