Russia searches for and captures Ukrainian singer Jamala, winner of Eurovision in 2016 | EUROtoday
The artist has maintained her activism after the beginning of Russia’s navy offensive on Ukraine and has even narrated in a number of interviews her flight from the nation together with her household.
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The Ministry of the Interior of Russia has included the Ukrainian singer and songwriter on its checklist of individuals needed and captured Jamalawinner of Eurovis 2016.
“Jamaladnova, Susana Almonova, (full name of the singer-songwriter) is wanted under an article in the Penal Code of the Federation of Russia“says the Interior database, which doesn’t specify the crime allegedly dedicated by the 40-year-old artist.
Jamala, 40, gained the LXI version of Eurovision, held in Stockholm, with its creator’s track ‘1944’.
The track is devoted to the Crimean Tatarswho suffered mass deportations throughout Stalinism, and the singer herself, like a big a part of the Crimean Tatars, was born within the Central Asian republic of Kirguistnthe place his family had been deported.
After the independence of Ukraine From the USSR in 1991, he returned together with his household to Crimea, a peninsula that in 2014 was annexed by Russia after a controversial referendum not acknowledged by the worldwide group.
In April final 12 months Jamala was included on the checklist of Ukrainian artists who had been banned from coming into Russia for 50 years.