Category Archives: RUSSIA

MOSCOW EUROVISION PARTY 2014 April 21

VIDEO: MOSCOW EUROVISION PARTY 2014

MOSCOW, RUSSIA – As we informed earlier, yesterday on April the 20th, the Russian Eurovision pre-party was held in Moscow. Although the official banner informed that Romanian and Swedish contestants were supposed to attend the party, the performances of the yesterday’s party covered: Valentina Monetta – San Marino, Dilara Kazimova – Azerbaijan, Teo – Belarus, […]

TOLMACHEVY SISTERS April 18

EUROVISION PARTY IN MOSCOW ON APRIL 20

MOSCOW, RUSSIA – Representatives of Russia in the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest Tolmachevy Sisters did not participate in any of the major Eurovision parties, nevertheless the official Russian Eurovision pre-party will take place on 20th of March in “Karlson” restaurant rooftop. The following performers confirmed their participation in the Russian pre-party: Belarus: Teo – “Cheesecake” […]

EBU April 14

CRIMEA GIVES EBU A BIG DILEMMA

AFTONBLADET.SE REPORTS – The Eurovision Song Contest is not political we hear over and over again. But the crisis on Crimea between Russia and Ukraine will effect this year’s competition when it comes to the voting part. Will the votes from Crimea be count as Russian or Ukrainian? Swedish Russia expert Stig Frederiksson sees this […]

TOLMACHEVY SISTERS April 12

RUSSIAN TWINS FILM THEIR VIDEO CLIP

MOSCOW, RUSSIA – The filming of the music video for Russia’s entry to the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest is underway. The country will be represented by the Tolmachevy Twins with the song “Shine”. Valery Hrapov was responsible for the styling in the video. “We didn’t want the girls to look like Russian dolls. On the […]

PHILIP KIRKOROV April 08

KIRKOROV REVEALS DETAILS ABOUT RUSSIAN ENTRY

MOSCOW, RUSSIA – The producer of the Russian entry Philipp Kirkorov talked about everything in a very interesting interview that he gave to the main newspaper of the country “KP”. In the question about how difficult this year Eurovision is going to be for Russia because of the political circumstances Kirkorov replied: “Of course it […]

TOLMACHEVY SISTERS April 05

LISTEN: RUSSIAN VERSION OF SHINE ONLINE

MOSCOW, RUSSIA – The Russian version of the song “Shine” premiered today at the most popular radio station of post Soviet countries “Ruski radio”. The station is aired not only in Russia but also in Ukraine,Belarus,Baltic countries and Finland, while every November they organize the prestigious “Golden Grammofon” awards, the Grammies of the Russian music […]

TOLMACHEVY SISTERS March 19

LISTEN TO THE 2014 RUSSIAN ENTRY

MOSCOW, RUSSIA – Russia presented “Shine” through a video Tolmachevy sisters created on youtube. It is a strong mid tempo song infuenced by the the 60s sound trend, while the video is something all fans will love since it shows our through photos how the crew up from winning Junior Eurovision back in 2006 till […]

TOLMACHEVY SISTERS March 17

RUSSIA 2014: SONG TITLE & AUTHORS REVEALED

MOSCOW, RUSSIA – Russian national broadcaster officially confirmed that the song which will represent the country in the 59th Eurovision Song Contest by Tolmachevy Sisters will be titled “Shine”. The song is composed by Philip Kirkorov and Dimitris Kontopoulos and lyrics by John Ballard, Ralph Charlie, Gerard James Borg. stay tuned for more…

TOLMACHEVY SISTERS March 15

RUSSIA 2014: HUGE SURPRISE FOR THE SONG

MOSCOW, RUSSIA – While today Russian national broadcaster officially confirmed what oikotimes.com exclusively reported last week (Tolmachev Sisters will represent Russia in the 59th Eurovision Song Contest) one more exclusive news from Russia is here on oikotimes.com. Dimitris Kontopoulos, the man who brought Azerbaijan’s 2nd place last year and he produced the Ukrainian 2008 and […]

TOLMACHEVY SISTERS March 08

RUSSIA 2014: TOLMACHEVY TWINS TO COPENHAGEN

MOSCOW, RUSSIA – In 2006 Junior Eurovision Song Contest Tolmachevy Twins won the contest in Bucharest, Romania. Since then they grown enough to represent Russia in the 59th Eurovision Song Contest. This is not the first time Junior Eurovision participants (and also winners) are representing their country in senior Eurovision edition as Nevena Bozovic member […]

RUSSIA RUSSIA TV March 04

RUSSIA 2014: INTERNAL DECISION ON MARCH 8

MOSCOW, RUSSIA – It is clear now that the Russian national broadcaster (Russia TV) will select internally instead of a national selection as already oikotimes.com reported. Highly rumoured name to be selected is Sergey Lazarev as also reported earlier by our team. The plans for national final are abandoned for the second time this year […]

SERGEY LAZAREV February 24

LAZAREV’S CHOICE HINTS MOSCOW 2015?

MOSCOW, RUSSIA – According to secure sources coming for one of the most popular Russian radio station Sergey Lazarev is going to represent Russia at the Eurovision Song Contest 2014. Lazarev is one of the most popular artists in all post Soviet countries. He is not only famous for his music but he is also […]

RUSSIA FANS February 21

RUSSIA CONSIDERS INTERNAL SELECTION

MOSCOW, RUSSIA – The mess with the Russian national selection continues. Originally, in September, Russia TV launched a competition for December 31st moving it later on for early March. Now the broadcaster claims there aren’t many submissions yet and they consider internal selection as well. The final decision will be made on February 28th awaiting […]

ILYA GUROV February 13

RUSSIA 2014: ILYA GUROV’S INTERVIEW

MOSCOW, RUSSIA – The team of oikotimes.com is keep bringing you more exclusive interviews. This time we had a talk with young and perspective artist from Russia – Ilya Gurov. Ilya submitted two songs for Russian national final this year. He was born on 24th July in 1989 and you will read more about him […]

SOCHI WINTER OLYMPIC GAMES 2014 January 30

EUROSTARS AT THE WINTER OLYMPIC GAMES

SOCHI, RUSSIA – Eurovision stars will participate (unfortunately) in the Winter Olympic Games 2014 celebrations despite the fact that international community has been very keen towards the organisation of the Russians. Kate Ryan from Belgium (participant in Eurovision 2006) surprised us all with her announcement that she will participate in the games performing a song. […]

CONCHITA WURST December 24

WHAT WILL RUSSIA DO ON THIS?

PRAVDA.RU REPORTS (MOSCOW, RUSSIA) – Russia’s Ministry for Communications received a petition to ban the broadcast of Eurovision 2014 in Russia due to the participation of a transvestite singerin the song contest. The petition was posted on Change.org on behalf of the All-Russian Parent Meeting. The organization is concerned about transvestite singer Conchita Wurst of […]

RUSSIA RUSSIA TV December 12

RUSSIA 2014: NF PLANS CHANGE AGAIN

MOSCOW, RUSSIA – Russian national broadcaster (Russia TV) announced another change of plans for the country’s national selection of Eurovision Song Contest 2014. Originally a talent show was set for many heat to end up in a grand final on December 31st. Then the broadcaster decided to have one final on 29 or 31 of […]

DAYANA KIRILLOVA December 10

JESC 2014: RUSSIA’S NOT WITHDRAWING

MOSCOW, RUSSIA – When the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2013 ended and the TV rates reported as dropped mostly because the broadcast moved to another TV station of the public broadcaster, there were questions if Russia will continue to participate in the contest. The EBU has a clear answer now. Through Twitter EBU’s Junior Eurovision […]

DAYANA 03 November 29

JESC 2013: DAYANA’S VIDEO INTERVIEW

KYIV, UKRAINE – The teams of oikotimes.com and http://www.radiointernational.tv met with participants and members of the production during the Junior Eurovision 2013 week in Kyiv. We had the opportunity to meet them and therefore share their passion and views through our video interviews. You can watch all interviews at http://www.youtube.com/oikotimesofficial. In this post we present […]