Russia banned from 2022 Eurovision Song Contest over Ukraine invasion

Eurovision Song Contest
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Russia has been banished from the 2022 Eurovision Song Contest.

The European Broadcasting Union announced Friday that "no Russian act will participate" in the annual song competition in light of Russia's ongoing invasion of Ukraine. The announcement said this decision was made after a recommendation from the Eurovision Song Contest's governing body and Reference Group.

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