Russia: Regime puts Ukrainian Eurovision winner Jamala on wanted list

Source: Politico

“Susana Jamaladinova, a Ukrainian of Crimean Tatar origin known professionally as Jamala, is now on Russia’s wanted list, state news agencies RIA and TASS reported Monday. The ministry of internal affairs accuses the 40-year-old Eurovision-winner of discrediting Moscow’s army, Russian news website Mediazona reported. … Jamala, a vocal critic of Russia’s occupation of her native Crimean peninsula and invasion of Ukraine, won the Eurovision Song Contest in 2016 with the song ‘1944,’ which is about the deportation and ethnic cleansing of around 200,000 Crimean Tatars carried out by Soviet authorities in May 1944.” (11/20/23)