Russia’s Channel One will not broadcast the Eurovision Song Contest in May 2016, following Ukraine’s decision to bar the Russian contestant Julia Samoylova, 28.

According to the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), Ukraine’s unprecedented step of banning Samoylova undermines the non-political nature of the contest. For the first time in its history, the Eurovision song contest will drop one of its current 43 national contestants for political reasons.

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