Photo: The Ukrainian delegation at Eurovision 2022. One of the attendants (left) carries the trident. This medieval symbol became the emblem of Ukraine only in 1917-18 at the initiative of historian Mykhailo Hrushevsky. It was adopted as the country’s coat of arms in 1996. There are two ways to draw its base. The color deviations are also significant. That of the companion is not the official version, but that of the banderites.
The Eurovision 2022 festival took place in Turin (Italy). It is organized by an association, the European Broadcasting Union, which brings together the public broadcasters of the European continent in front of 200 million viewers.
On the initiative of Frenchwoman Delphine Ernotte (President of the Federation and France-Télévision), Russia, although one of the 56 member countries of the Federation, was excluded from the competition for political reasons. Only 25 took part, with 15 more eliminated in the semifinals.
Only the naïve think this competition is fair. It is primarily a propaganda tool. NATO, which conceived it in 1955 (see document below), has always pulled the strings. The United States, not participating in Eurovision, is still the real arbiter. This is the third victory for Ukraine. That of 2004 (“Orange Revolution”) was followed by that of 2016 (attaching Crimea to the Russian Federation) and that of 2022 (Russian-Ukrainian War).
NATO gave up the triumph of a lyric song in 2016 because of the troubles that followed the song’s victory in 1944; a song about the deportation of the Crimean Tatars by Joseph Stalin. Some viewers had uncovered the involvement of Tatar tribes with the Nazis during World War II (including fighters of the Crimean Tatar SS Legion and the Idel-Ural SS Legion).
Upon receiving the title in 2022, the band’s lead singer cried out “Honour to Ukraine!”, the rallying cry of the Banderists, who used it to murder 1.6 million of their fellow citizens during World War II.
The following documents were released under US law on January 16, 2015. They are signed by Geoffrey Parsons Jr., NATO’s communications chief and spokesman for the Atlantic Alliance.
Breaking with tradition, the Secretary General of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Jens Stoltenberg, welcomed Ukraine’s Eurovision victory at a meeting in Berlin.