Vocativ: Russian and Ukrainian tension to reignite over Eurovision contest

The Eurovision Song Contest shows the official logo of the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 to be hosted in Kyiv starting on May 9. The logo depicts a traditional Ukrainian necklace with the slogan “Celebrate Diversity.”

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Ukraine and Russia are nearing a three-year anniversary of the Kremlin’s annexation of Crimea, and conflict over the peninsula has threatened to spill over into the annual Eurovision contest, which Ukraine is hosting this year. It won the right to stage the contest after its contender, a Ukrainian of Crimean Tatar descent, won the 2016 competition.

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