NEWSWATCH: “Ukraine defeated Russia – at Eurovision. Here’s why that matters.” – Washington Post/Robert Seely

Map of Ukraine, Including Crimea, and Neighbors, Including Russia

… [the] Russian regime was musically mugged at the Eurovision Song Contest by Susana Jamaladinova — known as Jamala — a Crimean Tatar who won by singing about Moscow’s oppression of her kin. … About 200 million viewers watched Jamala perform “1944,’ an emotional lament that mixes Turkish-style harmonies with a cool, Western beat and tells how the Soviet Union deported Tatars from their Crimean homeland …. ‘The strangers are coming … They come to your house. They kill you all, and say, “We’re not guilty, we’re not guilty.”‘ Her song, she admitted, was openly political. And while it referred to the Stalinist-era exile, it also implicitly referred to Moscow’s 2014 annexation of the peninsula from Ukraine. …

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