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Russia debuted at the Eurovision Song Contest 1994 and have participated 22 times. The country has had a mix of placings, but have always placed in the top 20. Besides winning the contest once, they have managed to come in second and third four times each. From 2004 to 2016, they held a 100% qualification record, before failing to qualify for the first time in 2018.

In 2016, the Russian jury live streamed themselves on Periscope during voting for the first semifinal. Juror Anastasia Slotskaya showed her scorecard. A day later, the EBU announced that she was dismissed from the Russian jury and that her votes were declared invalid by the EBU.

Russia withdrew from the 2017 Contest in Kiev following a travel ban imposed on Yulia Samoilova. They officially announced their withdrawal on 13th April 2017 after rejecting multiple proposals from the EBU Reference Group. [1]

Gallery

Participants

Year Artist Song Language Place Points Semi Points
1994 Youddiph Vechnyy strannik Russian 9 70 No Semi Finals
1995 Philipp Kirkorov Kolybelnaya dlya vulkana 17 17
1996 Andrei Kosinsky Ya eto ya -- -- 26 14
1997 Alla Pugacheva Primadonna 15 33 No Semi Final

1998-
1999

Relegated from participation
2000 Alsou Solo English 2 155 -- --
2001 Mumiy Troll Lady Alpine Blue 12 37 -- --
2002 Prime Minister Northern Girl 10 55 -- --
2003 T.A.T.u. Ne Ver', Ne Boysia Russian 3 164 -- --
2004 Julia Savicheva Believe Me English 11 67 Top 11 in 2003
2005 Natalia Podolskaya Nobody Hurt No One 15 57 Top 12 in 2004
2006 Dima Bilan Never Let You Go 2 248 3 217
2007 Serebro Song #1 3 207 Top 10 in 2006
2008 Dima Bilan Believe 1 272 3 135
2009 Anastasiya Prikhodko Mamo Russian, Ukrainian 11 91 Host of 2009
2010 Peter Naitch & Friends Lost and Forgotten English 11 90 7 74
2011 Alexej Vorobjov Get You 16 77 9 64
2012 Buranovskiye Babushki Party for Everybody Udmurt, English 2 259 1 152
2013 Dina Garipova What If? English 5 174 2 156
2014 Tolmachevy Twins Shine 7 89 6 63
2015 Polina Gagarina A Million Voices 2 303 1 182
2016 Sergey Lazarev You Are The Only One 3 491 1 342
2017 Withdrawn from competition. Statement from the EBU as of 13/04/2017
2018 Yulia Samoilova I Won't Break English -- -- 15 65
2019 Sergey Lazarev Scream 3 370 6 217
2020 TBD February

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