I ain’t qualified for this

But here’s someone who is.

Jamala represented Ukraine in Eurovision 2016 with this song, “1944.” Its lyrics and music video describe the deportation of Crimean Tatars by the Soviet Union in World War II.

In other words, the Soviet Union forced hundreds of thousands of people out of Crimea into Uzbekistan or nearby areas. Thousands of Crimean Tatars died along the way or in the harsh exile circumstances that followed.

This song was released following the Russian annexation of Crimea in 2014, when many Crimean Tatars (specifically those who returned to Crimea post-Soviet Union collapse) refused to go along with the annexation.

And now it’s kinda relevant again…

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