No matter how much the Eurovision organizers try to convince everyone that their contest is entirely a song one, without politics, they do not manage to do it.
Points are usually given under the principle of good neighborliness or political climate. As a result, politics are mixed up. Countries with especially "warm" feelings to each other start putting spokes in the wheels.
This time Ukraine decided to blackmail the Eurovision organizers. As the General Director of the Ukrainian National TV Company Zurab Alasaniya assured, his country will reject participation in the contest in 2017, in case a person named Lazarev wins this year.
And concerns of the National TV Company General Director are justified. Bookmakers predict Sergey Lazarev to be the first. While the Ukrainian participant Jamala, according to them, will gain only the fourth place.
After it turned out that Deputy Prime Minister Andrei Belousov included the Fonbet betting company in the list of backbone enterprises that can count on state support, everyone started talking about these bookmakers.