Russia refused to broadcast the speech Samoilova

The first channel refuses the offer of the European broadcasting Union to broadcast speech of the Russian participants of “Eurovision”.

This is stated in the statement of the First channel.

“We believe strange offer remote participation, and reject it. She, of course, contradicts the very meaning of events,” the statement said.

It is also noted that the First channel has acted in full accordance with the rules of “Eurovision” and chose the contestant who was the EMU and remains a contestant.

On TV claim that claims to Samoilova from the EBU is not, and according to the rules of “Eurovision” country broadcaster must ensure all participants
“the opportunity to obtain an entry visa for the whole period of the event”.

The organizers of the Eurovision song contest, proposed to the Russian contestant Yulia Samoilova to speak via video link. This statement was made by the European broadcasting Union.