Ukraine’s Eurovision entry takes aim at Russian oppression

Ukrainians have selected a Crimean Tatar singer to represent them in the popular Eurovision contest, The Guardian reports. Ukraine’s contestant, who goes by the name Jamala, will sing about Stalin’s mass deportation of Tatars in 1944. Stalin forced Tatars to leave Crimea and take overcrowded trains to Central Asia. Thousands died along the way or starved to death after being deported.


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