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Singing Russian grannies bring spring spirit to London

A singing troupe of Russian grannies has been entertaining the UK capital – as part of a series of events to celebrate Russia’s springtime festival

A singing troupe of Russian grannies has been entertaining the UK capital – as part of a series of events to celebrate Russia’s springtime festival

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Euro Song Contest terror attack thwarted, claim police

Azeri television has shown footage of reported Islamist terrorists who had threatened to attack Azerbaijan’s hosting of the Eurovision Song Contest

Azeri television has shown footage of reported Islamist terrorists who had threatened to attack Azerbaijan’s hosting of the Eurovision Song Contest

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Sweden euphoric after Eurovision win

When Loreen, Sweden’s entry for the Eurovision Song Contest, broke all records during the selection stages, it is fair to say hopes were high – and

When Loreen, Sweden’s entry for the Eurovision Song Contest, broke all records during the selection stages, it is fair to say hopes were high – and

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Eurovision: a night of clear winners and sore losers

There were no surprises at the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest, either in the result or the reaction to it.   The bookmakers’ favourite, Sweden, won by

There were no surprises at the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest, either in the result or the reaction to it.   The bookmakers’ favourite, Sweden, won by

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Sweden's Loreen crowned Eurovision winner

Sweden has won the Eurovision Song Contest. Bookies favourite 28-year-old Loreen topped the leader board with 372 points for her club hit

Sweden has won the Eurovision Song Contest. Bookies favourite 28-year-old Loreen topped the leader board with 372 points for her club hit

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Eurovision final puts spotlight on Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan sees this year’s Eurovision song contest as a chance to showcase the country. It has been criticised for clamping down on dissent, but

Azerbaijan sees this year’s Eurovision song contest as a chance to showcase the country. It has been criticised for clamping down on dissent, but

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Eurovision: Last minute nerves

Performers and organisers are all running through their last minute preparations for this year’s Eurovision Song Contest in Azerbaijan. While a few

Performers and organisers are all running through their last minute preparations for this year’s Eurovision Song Contest in Azerbaijan. While a few

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Sweden, Russia and Italy strong Eurovision favourites

Several Eurovision Song Contest finalists rehearsed until 3am in preparation for Saturday night’s gala event in Baku, Azerbaijan. Irish twins

Several Eurovision Song Contest finalists rehearsed until 3am in preparation for Saturday night’s gala event in Baku, Azerbaijan. Irish twins

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Moscow tells Baku to 'Grab a Granny' for Eurovision

A group of grandmothers is hardly the first to spring to mind when you think of Russian girl bands.   The Buranovo Grannies — combined age more than

A group of grandmothers is hardly the first to spring to mind when you think of Russian girl bands.   The Buranovo Grannies — combined age more than

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Eurovision semis narrow the finalists to 26

Ten more countries were picked for Saturday’s Eurovision Song Contest during the second semi-final in Azerbaijan’s capital Baku on Thursday

Ten more countries were picked for Saturday’s Eurovision Song Contest during the second semi-final in Azerbaijan’s capital Baku on Thursday

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Spotlight shines on Azerbaijan rights record

Police in Azerbaijan arrested 35 pro-democracy protesters on Thursday as the focus remains on the ex-Soviet republic’s human rights record. The

Police in Azerbaijan arrested 35 pro-democracy protesters on Thursday as the focus remains on the ex-Soviet republic’s human rights record. The