Russia: Turkvision Producer Behind Junior Eurovision 2016 Performance

The Producer of the Turkvision Song Contest 2014, Lina Arifulin is involved in the performance of Russia’s entry at Junior Eurovision 2016.

With the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2016 being held in Malta this Sunday, there’s a link between the worlds of Eurovision and Turkvision. This year Russia are being represented by Water of Life Project with the song “Water of Life”. Their performance at the contest in Malta is being overseen by Lina Arifulin who was the producer of the Turkvision Song Contest 2014 in Kazan, Tatarstan.

Mrs Arifulin was the driving force behind the second edition of the Turkvision Song Contest in Kazan, Tatarstan. At the time she was clear to stress the importance of the Turkvision Song Contest in the representation of Turkic people on the international stage, adding that she hoped that the format would expand and grow in the coming years.

Apart from her role with the Turkvision Song Contest she has worked with a number of television stations in Russia on domestic productions as well as with the national broadcaster of Kazakhstan. Mrs Arifulin currently runs a school that teaches presenting and performing to adults as well as motivational classes for the workplace.

A total of 17 countries are set to compete in the 14th edition of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest this November in Malta. Returning to the contest this year is Cyprus, Israel and Poland. Cyprus last competed in 2014, while Israel made their only appearance to date in 2012. Poland is returning to the contest after 12 years away.

The final of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2016 takes place on Sunday, November 20 at the Mediterranean Conference Center in Valletta, Malta. This year’s contest is open to singers aged between 9 and 14 years old. The contest is being broadcast live on YouTube from 16:00 CET and can also be watched live on

Source: Russian Delegation

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