Sakha Republic (Yakutia): Withdraws From Turkvizyon 2015

Dalaana was due to represent Sakha Republic
Dalaana was due to represent Sakha Republic

The Sakha Republic (Yakutia) has withdrawn from the Turkvizyon and Bala Turkvizyon Song Contests 2015 in Istanbul, Turkey.

Sakha is one of four regions of Russia to have now withdrawn from the Turkvizyon Song Contest as a result of membership of TURKSOY being suspended. Larisa Troyeva told NV News that they were contacted by the Government of the Sakha Republic to terminate the regions relationship with Turkvizyon. She went on to say that:

It’s a shame, but we hope for the best next year. Political disagreements between countries should not affect the culture.

The Sakha Republic were due to be represented by Dalaana at the Turkvizyon Song Contest 2015.


4 replies on “ Sakha Republic (Yakutia): Withdraws From Turkvizyon 2015 ”
  1. Mr. Dictator Putin must be thinking he is building a good future for talented children by telling them they cannot participate in a contest that would be a highlight in their life… because of politics. It’s madness to deny adults to participate, but it’s just horrific to deny children.

  2. As far as I know Putin has not been mentioned in any of those sources.
    Furthermore, I doubt he would care about a song contest…
    As if that’d be his (only) business.
    And, russian government is not Putin himself. The sources clearly say that the minister of culture sent telegrams to those regions.

    And I have to agree, telling the responsibles of those regions to withdraw is really over the top.

    But please, stop this Russia and Putin bashing people!

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