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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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Eurovision Song Contest fans

Inside the Crystal Hall, the venue for the Eurovison Song Contest in Baku, fans turned out to support their countries.

Inside the Crystal Hall, the venue for the Eurovison Song Contest in Baku, fans turned out to support their countries.

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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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Baku: Eurovision protesters arrested

Police detained around three dozen people in Baku at an opposition protest. It was staged in the Azeri capital just days before the Eurovision Song

Police detained around three dozen people in Baku at an opposition protest. It was staged in the Azeri capital just days before the Eurovision Song

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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

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Eurovision warms up

The early heats of the Eurovision Song Contest have been held in Azerbaijan, this year’s host country. 18 acts went through the semi-finals with

The early heats of the Eurovision Song Contest have been held in Azerbaijan, this year’s host country. 18 acts went through the semi-finals with

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Azeri police break up opposition rallies ahead of Eurovision

For Azerbaijan, hosting the glitz and glamour of the Eurovision Song Contest was part of a charm offensive to put the ex-Soviet Republic on the

For Azerbaijan, hosting the glitz and glamour of the Eurovision Song Contest was part of a charm offensive to put the ex-Soviet Republic on the

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Eurovision's first semi-final winners announced

The winners of the first semi-final in this year’s Eurovision Song Contest celebrated getting through to the all important climax of the competition

The winners of the first semi-final in this year’s Eurovision Song Contest celebrated getting through to the all important climax of the competition

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Eurovision in Azerbaijan human rights pledge

Preparations are intensifying in Azerbaijan ahead of Saturday’s Eurovision Song Contest. As organisers responded to criticism over human rights in

Preparations are intensifying in Azerbaijan ahead of Saturday’s Eurovision Song Contest. As organisers responded to criticism over human rights in

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Eurovision: Russian grannies sing

A group of singing grannies called ‘Buranovskie Babushki’ representing Russia in the Eurovision Song Contest, rehearse their song.

A group of singing grannies called ‘Buranovskie Babushki’ representing Russia in the Eurovision Song Contest, rehearse their song.

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Eurovision: the great voting conspiracy

The 2012 Eurovision Song Contest is back on Saturday, with the grand final in Baku, the capital of last year’s winners, Azerbaijan. Twenty countries

The 2012 Eurovision Song Contest is back on Saturday, with the grand final in Baku, the capital of last year’s winners, Azerbaijan. Twenty countries

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Eurovision excitement builds in Azerbaijan

Eurovision fever has gripped Azerbaijan, with just days to go before the finale of the annual singing competition. Also read: Eurovision: the great

Eurovision fever has gripped Azerbaijan, with just days to go before the finale of the annual singing competition. Also read: Eurovision: the great

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Kosovo-born singer represents Albania at Eurovision

In the sunny Albanian city of Tirana, Kosovo-born singer Rona Nishliu gets ready for the Eurovision Song Contest – where she will represent Albania

In the sunny Albanian city of Tirana, Kosovo-born singer Rona Nishliu gets ready for the Eurovision Song Contest – where she will represent Albania

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Eurovision's youngest singer

Slovenian Eva Boto is just 16, the youngest contestant in this year’s Eurovision Song Contest. Still at school in a small town in the north of

Slovenian Eva Boto is just 16, the youngest contestant in this year’s Eurovision Song Contest. Still at school in a small town in the north of

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Rare anti-government demo in Azerbaijan

In a rare sanctioned demonstration, thousands of Azeris gathered close to the venue of the upcoming Eurovision Song contest to call for democratic

In a rare sanctioned demonstration, thousands of Azeris gathered close to the venue of the upcoming Eurovision Song contest to call for democratic

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Cheers and tears for Azerbaijan's Crystal Hall

Azerbaijan has announced the completion of its new concert hall which will be the venue for this year’s Eurovision Song Contest. The Crystal Hall in

Azerbaijan has announced the completion of its new concert hall which will be the venue for this year’s Eurovision Song Contest. The Crystal Hall in