Okay, guys who blame Polina Gagarina for singing a song about love and peace despite all Russian politics and shit.
Did you know that the Patriarch Kirill of Moscow said that he would rather see Polina losing the Eurovision? Just because he doesn’t want to have the song contest that goes against so-called “russian traditional worthies” in Moscow. An ortodoxal bishop wishes our participant to lose. Half of the Russian society blames her for making friends with Conchita Wurst, and half of the world society call her song a fake and a Putin propaganda.
Just try to imagine, what a huge amount of hatred she has to deal with. And she stands her ground and sings about peace. I don’t like the song itself actually - I’ve heard many Polina’s songs where her voice (and she has a really good voice!) sounds much brighter. But…
But she stands and sings.
For me - for a Russian, an LGBT Russian with liberal worthies, a Russian who is really terrified by the things that happen in his country and nearby, - Polina Gagarina is quite a hero.