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Moscow Outraged By Eurovision Scandal

Posted: May. 30th, 2013  |  By Michael Pearse
Eurovision 2013
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Tensions are running hot in Moscow after a potentially scandalous turn of events surrounding the Eurovision Song Contest 2013. Allegedly robbed of 10 votes from Azerbaijan in the massive, internationally acclaimed and beloved event, the Russian Foreign ministry and viewers alike are in a serious uproar.

As might be expected, Russia's foreign minister spent his day Tuesday grappling with the biggest international crisis facing his country, an "outrageous incident" that has inflamed public passions.

And Sergei Lavrov promised decisive action: an investigation into whether Russia was robbed of 10 votes in Europe's equivalent of "American Idol," the annual Eurovision song contest.

As Eurovision 2013 came to an end Saturday, the Russian participant, Dina Garipova, came in 5th, far behind first-place winner Emmelie de Forest of Denmark, and 17 points behind the fourth-place Norwegian contestant.

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