Eurovision Takes Harder Stance Than Anyone, Bans Russia From Song Contest
Sure, some of you fine readers maybe questioning why Nerdbot is talking about the current Russian invasion of Ukraine. It’s absolutely terrible. This is an unprovoked illegal act of war from a troublesome world leader. We’re watching the beginning of a new Cold War in real time. So far, there aren’t enough other leaders and countries holding Russia and Putin responsible.
Except for…the Eurovision Song Contest.
The ever popular contest is a matter of pride for so many European nations. The European Broadcasting Union, which produces Eurovision, announced “Russia’s inclusion could bring the competition into disrepute in light of the unprecedented crisis in Ukraine.”
You can read the full statement from the EBU here.
Eurovision Song Contest is set to kick off on Tuesday, May 10th and run til May 14th.