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From Russia With Love: Junior Eurovision entries through the years

09 September 2017 at 18:00 CEST
Russia is one of the most successful countries in Junior Eurovision having never placed outside the top ten since they first began participating in 2005. Today we look back at their entries through the years. 

Russia has an impressive record in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest. The country won the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in 2006 with their second ever entry, Vesenniy Jazz, performed The Tolmachevy Sisters. The twins went on to represent Russia in the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest with the song Shine where they finished seventh. 

In 2009 Russia finished second in Junior Eurovision with Ekaterina Ryabova and her song Malenkiy Prints and in 2010 Sasha Lazin & Liza Drozd repeated this success with Boy and Girl

In eight out of twelve appearances Russia has finished in the top five at Junior Eurovision. Russia holds the record of finishing fourth more times than any other country, four times in total, including three consecutive occasions between 2011 and 2013. True to form, the Water of Life Project finished fourth in 2016 with the song Water Of Life.

Polina Bogusevich will represent Russia in the 2017 Junior Eurovision Song Contest with the song Kryly (Wings). The 13 year old singer beat 19 other acts to represent her country in Tbilisi, Georgia later this year.