Tuesday 9th of August 2022


The Ukrainian delegation to Eurovision 2022. One of the escorts (left) is wearing the trident. This medieval symbol became the emblem of Ukraine only in 1917-18 at the initiative of the 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 variations are also significant. The one of the attendant is not the official version, but the one of the Banderites [Ukrainian neo-Nazis].

The festival of Eurovision 2022 was held in Turin (Italy). It is organized by an association, the European Broadcasting Union [set up by a NATO "directive"], bringing together the public service televisions of the European continent before 200 million viewers.

At the initiative of the French Delphine Ernotte (president of the association and France-Télévision), Russia, although part of the 56 member countries of the association, had been excluded from the competition for political reasons. Only 25 participated, 15 others were eliminated in the semi-finals.

Only the naive think that this competition is fair play. It is above all a propaganda tool. Nato, which conceived it in 1955 (see document below), has always pulled the strings. The United States, which does not participate in Eurovision, is still the real arbiter. This is the third victory for Ukraine. After that of 2004 ("Orange Revolution"), that of 2016 (attachment of Crimea to the Russian Federation) came that of 2022 (Russian-Ukrainian war).

The Nato gave up the triumph of a text song because of the problems that followed the victory of the song 1944, in 2016; a song about the deportation of Crimean Tatars by Joseph Stalin. Some viewers had uncovered the involvement of Tatar tribes during World War II with the Nazis (including fighters from the Crimean Tatar SS Legion and the Idel-Ural SS Legion).

When he got the title 2022, the band’s singer exclaimed "Glory to Ukraine!", the battle cry of the Banderites with which they murdered 1.6 million of their fellow citizens during World War II.

The following documents were declassified on January 16, 2015, in accordance with U.S. law. They are signed by Geoffrey Parsons Jr., Nato’s chief of communications and spokesman for the Atlantic Alliance.

Breaking with tradition, North Atlantic Treaty Organization Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg welcomed Ukraine’s Eurovision victory at a meeting in Berlin.



Roger Lagassé


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Image at top: mischief by Gus Leonisky.....






Senior journalist and outspoken presenter Piers Morgan has dubbed Eurovision Song Contest the world’s most absurd, pointless, politically-motivated ‘contest’ after the Ukrainian band won it.

Sharing the New York Post report titled, “Ukrainian band Kalush Orchestra wins Eurovision as war with Russia rages on,” the former Good Morning Britain presenter said: “The world’s most absurd, pointless, politically-motivated ‘contest’ excels itself.”

“Ukraine could have sent one of its heroic bomb-sniffing dogs to bark the national anthem and still won. Happy for them, but please let’s stop calling #Eurovision a contest… it’s a rigged farce,” he concluded.


Ukraine won the Eurovision Song Contest on Sunday, riding a wave of public support across Europe for the embattled nation and buoyed by an infectious folk hip hop melody.

Kalush Orchestra´s song "Stefania" beat out 24 competitors in the finale of the world´s biggest live music event.









hate in US hearts…….

 by Christian Müller, Switzerland



The period from 1945 to around 1990 is historically known in Europe as the “Cold War”. However, contacts with Russia in culture and sport were also friendly during this period. Today, however, sporting, cultural and even scientific contacts with Russia are prevented by the West: Russia is simply to be hated. 

On 8 May 1945 – in Moscow it was already 9 May – Nazi Germany surrendered unconditionally. This formally ended the Second World War, even though fighting continued in various regions of the world. Germany was divided into four zones, and these were allocated to the four victorious powers: The Soviet Union, the USA, Great Britain and France. But mainly because of the different economic systems - capitalism in the West, communism in the Soviet Union – massive tensions remained between the victorious powers. It was the time of the so-called "Cold War", which also became visible in considerable travel restrictions from 13 August 1961 with the building of the Berlin Wall.
  Nevertheless, people communicated with each other and had contacts, not least in the areas of sport and culture. In Switzerland, for example, there were concerts by the Don Cossack Choir under Serge Jaroff, and I myself went to a concert in Baden (Aargau) by the absolutely fantastic Slovak singer Hana Hegerová. And vice versa: I myself accompanied my friend, the musician André Jacot, with his string quartet to Prague and Warsaw in 1972, where the quartet gave concerts.
  But I have also good memories of my first trip to Moscow, back in 1986 during the Cold War. I was editor-in-chief of the “Luzerner Neusten Nachrichten” (LNN) at the time, and we were the sponsors of the Lucerne FCL football club with the unforgettable “See LNN” jerseys. As FCL had a UEFA Cup match against Spartak Moscow on 17 September 1986, Friedel Rausch, FCL’s coach at the time, decided to attend a Spartak vs. Dnieper match in Moscow two weeks before this Cup match to study Spartak's style of play and tactics in order to increase FCL's chances of winning. The then FCL president Romano Simioni and vice-president Fredy Egli travelled with him – and so did I as an interested media man. At that time, it was still not possible to fly from Zurich to Moscow. We had to take the train to Paris in order to catch a flight to Moscow. And in Moscow, where we had an interpreter, we naturally went to see the city.

Today, sporting and cultural contacts with Russia are deliberately prevented

To stay with football: The European Football Union UEFA has decided that Russia will not be allowed to participate in the Nations League and the Women’s European Championship, and Russia will also no longer be allowed to apply to host the European Championships in 2028 and 2032 – more than ten years from now! And to return to culture and Lucerne: “Lucerne Festival” has cancelled for political reasons the two concerts of the “Mariinskyi Orchestra” with the Russian conductor Valery Gergiev on 21 and 22 August 2022.
  Today, even concerts in which compositions by the Russian composer Peter Tchaikovsky (1840–1893) are on the programme are cancelled. And the University of Milano-Bicocca even wanted to ban a lecture by the Italian poet Paolo Nori on the Russian poet Fyodor Dostoevsky (1821–1881), but then had to back out.
  Needless to say, that the “International Cat Federation” has banned cat show organisers from showing Russian cats. Which, if it wasn't enough to make you cry, would at least make you laugh. But what if the European Association of Scientists and Doctors engaged in Research on Combating Cancer with Radioactive Irradiation - “European Association of Nuclear Medicine” EANM - expelled the Russian association? Also a laughing matter? (Perhaps it is no coincidence that the current president of this association, Dr Jolanta Kunikowska, is a Polish woman).

Not only all these cancellations and bans, now music is even misused for political propaganda

Music is the only “language” that is understood around the world and can also bring together people from very different cultural backgrounds. But it is not enough that music by Russian composers or with Russian musicians is now blocked wherever possible. Now music is even being used the other way round to make political propaganda. At the Eurovision Song Contest ESC on 14 May in Turin in Italy, where Russia was also excluded, not the musically best participants won, as predicted by political observers, but simply the Ukrainian band “Kalush Orchestra” – as a sign of the millions of TV viewers’ solidarity with Ukraine. How right the music journalist Stefan Künzli was who wrote the following sentence on 30 April 2022: “The Eurovision Song Contest was brought into being during the Cold War. To promote European cohesion. Now the Russian war of aggression has a firm grip on the contest. The once peaceful song contest is becoming a farce.”
  There was the Cold War from 1945 to 1991. What is going on now is not just Cold War 2.0, it is the – new – Russophobia war. How important and how beautiful it would be if we could and were allowed to hear the Russian poet and chansonnier Bulat Okudschawa even today – even in the West: “Get your coat. It’s time to go home.”  •

Source: www.globalbridge.ch of 17 May 2022;
with friendly permission by the author









While one of the "classics" radio station in Australia is pumping that awful (it's a simgle word to describe inane, pissy, flatulent, degenerate) American "movie" and "computer game" musak, the other station still transmits works from Russian composers, including those who worked under Stalin.... We are also reminded that Herbert von Karajan was a member of the German Nazi Party.... This is culture for you.....


Did I say that songs on the NatoVision contest were inane, pissy, flatulent, degenerate? Well, yes..... add add crappy...


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The United Kingdom will host the Eurovision Song Contest in 2023 on behalf of Ukraine.

Organisers the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) previously decided the event could not be held in the war-torn country following the Russian invasion.

This was despite Ukrainian entry Kalush Orchestra triumphing at this year’s competition in Turin, Italy, with the UK’s Sam Ryder coming runner-up.

Ukraine will automatically qualify for the grand final alongside the so-called big five nations – the UK, France, Germany, Italy and Spain, which each get a free pass because of their financial contributions to the event.

It will be the ninth time Eurovision has taken place in the UK, more than any other country.

The bidding process to select the host city will begin this week and will be jointly managed by the BBC and EBU.

Martin Osterdahl, Eurovision’s executive supervisor, said: “We’re exceptionally grateful that the BBC has accepted to stage the Eurovision Song Contest in the UK in 2023.

“The BBC has taken on hosting duties for other winning countries on four previous occasions.

“Continuing in this tradition of solidarity, we know that next year’s contest will showcase the creativity and skill of one of Europe’s most experienced public broadcasters whilst ensuring this year’s winners, Ukraine, are celebrated and represented throughout the event.”

Mykola Chernotytskyi, head of the managing board of Ukrainian broadcaster UA:PBC, said: “The 2023 Eurovision Song Contest will not be in Ukraine but in support of Ukraine.

“We are grateful to our BBC partners for showing solidarity with us.

“I am confident that together we will be able to add Ukrainian spirit to this event and once again unite the whole of Europe around our common values of peace, support, celebrating diversity and talent.”

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the UK would “put on a fantastic contest on behalf of our Ukrainian friends”.

He said that in talks with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky last week they “agreed that wherever Eurovision 2023 is held, it must celebrate the country and people of Ukraine”.