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The War metaphors hailed the Russian-language Twitter when Måns Zelmerlöw pulled away Polina Gagarina in the ESC final. But it was mostly for fun – and despite the disappointment seems Russian pop fans indulge Swede victory.
War metaphors hailed the Russian-language Twitter when Måns Zelmerlöw pulled away Polina Gagarina in the ESC final. But it was mostly for fun – and despite the disappointment seems Russian pop fans indulge Swede victory.
Despite the ongoing war in Europe was politics unexpectedly absent during the finals, even the Russian horizon. Partly due, of course, that Ukraine did not participate this year.
Still overheated it when the Lithuanian jury would cast their votes – and gave Russia a zero score. It was there Zelmerlöw la the victory coup.
Jokes account dailykiselev immediately pulled out with: And 12 bomber depart now … Lithuania !, which was awarded diligently.
12 БОМБАРДИРОВЩИКОВ ЛЕТЯТ … В ЛИТВУ! pic.twitter.com/SAQKRvtfUN
- Киселев: вести дня (dailykiselev) May 23, 2015
Other joked that there were too few votes from DNR and LNR, the two unrecognized, Performing pro-Russian republics of eastern Ukraine. And in several places reminded of Sweden’s defeat in the Battle of Poltava.
At the same time, it was hard to perceive any aggression in intonation. Rather, it was about self-irony, much like the Russian jury spokesman, television entertainer Dmitry Sjepeljev, ran with the hackneyed break before twelve points successor awarded:
And our twelve points go to … Russia! Just kidding.
Sjepeljev, incidentally, Belarusian and appears frequently in both Ukrainian and Russian television.
Also, it seems Swedish contribution have fallen Russians to the taste – Eight points were Zelmerlöw of Moscow. In social media, he received particularly high ratings appearance of female viewers.
ESC finals’ve been preceded by some predictable criticism in the Russian media. For example, the Russian Orthodox Church head Patriarch Kirill, condemned the competition as immoral and spoken contemptuously of bearded ladies.
This ignores millions Russian viewers in. And it also makes Polina Gagarina who have praised Conchita Wurst public.
In a LARP coverage of the Final, the artist Alexei Ostudin back against those who rubbish ESC:
– I think that broadcasting this on Russian television is like a breath of fresh air. We get to see people from the West, we see how they look, how they dress. I believe that it is useful for Russian TV viewers get to see something like this at least once a year.
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