Vladlena Ivanova represented Yakutia in 2014

The Russian Republics and regions are to return to the Turkvizyon Song Contest in 2016.

The news has been confirmed by a member of the delegation for Bashkortostan Zilya Lira. The news follows the announcement on Monday that Turkey was seeking to normalise relations with Russia once again, which opens the doors for these returns.

Returning to the Turkvizyon Song Contest in 2016 are:

  • Altai Republic
  • Bashkortostan
  • Crimea
  • Dagestan
  • Kabardino-Balkaria & Karachay-Chekerssia
  • Khakassia
  • Moscow
  • Stavropol Krai
  • Tatarstan
  • Tuva
  • Yakutia (Sakha Republic)

Source: Zilya Lira