Russia’s Controversial Eurovision Entry Spotlights Disabled

May 17, 2017 09:09 AM
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Ukraine banned Russia's entry for the 2017 Eurovision song contest, wheelchair-bound performer Yulia Samoylova, because of her 2015 travel to Russia-annexed Crimea.  While some Russia authorities decried the ban as "discrimination against the disabled," critics say Moscow was using a disabled person for political purposes.  As VOA's Daniel Schearf reports from Moscow.