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Member station Channel One
Channel Russia
Appearances 13
First appearance 1994
Best result 1st: 2008
Worst result 17th: 1995
External links
Channel One page
Channel Russia page
Russia's page at
Julia Savicheva at Istanbul (2004)
Serebro at Helsinki (2007)
Dima Bilan at Belgrade (2008)

Russia has participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 13 times, and every year since 2000. Their debut was in the 1994 contest after Russia became a member of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU). In both 2000 and 2006, Russia came second in the contest with Alsou's song Solo and Dima Bilan's Never Let You Go respectively. In both 2003 and 2007, Russia placed 3rd, with t.A.T.u.'s Ne Ver', Ne Boysia and Serebro's Song #1 respectively. Russia finally won their first Eurovision in 2008, when Dima Bilan, participating for the second time in the contest, won with the song Believe, bringing the contest to Russia for 2009.

The contest has been broadcast irregularly on two different channels in Russia: for the 1994, 1996 and 2008 contest Channel Russia was the broadcaster, while in 1995, 1997 and from 1999 to 2007 the contest was broadcast on Channel One. The 2009 contest will be broadcast on Channel One. Russia did not broadcast the 1998 contest.



Year Artist Title Final Points Semi Points
1994 Youddiph Vyechniy stranik (Вечный странник) 9 70
1995 Philipp Kirkorov Kolibelnaya dlya vulkana
(Колыбельная для вулкана)
17 17
1997 Alla Pugacheva Primadonna (Примадонна) 15 33
2000 Alsou Solo 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 (Не верь, не бойся) 3 164
2004 Julia Savicheva Believe Me 11 67 X X
2005 Natalia Podolskaya Nobody Hurt No One 15 57 X X
2006 Dima Bilan Never Let You Go 2 248 3 217
2007 Serebro Song #1 3 207 X X
2008 Dima Bilan Believe 1 272 3 135
2009 Anastasiya Prikhodko Mamo (Мамо) 11 91 X X
2010 Peter Nalitch[1][2] "Lost and Forgotten"[1][2]
  • In 1996 Russia failed to qualify to the contest from the pre-qualification round.

Voting history (1994-2009)

Russia has given the most points to...

Rank Country Points
1  Ukraine 50
2  Norway 48
3  France 45
4  Armenia 39
5  Romania 35

Russia has received the most points from...

Rank Country Points
1  Estonia 103
2  Latvia 87
3  Lithuania 74
4  Israel 69
5  Belarus 68
=  Ukraine 68

NOTE: The totals in the above tables include only points awarded in Eurovision finals, and not the semi-finals since 2004.


Year Location Venue Presenter(s)
2009 Russia Moscow Olympic Indoor Arena Semi-finals: Natalia Vodianova and Andrey Malahov;
Final: Alsou and Ivan Urgant[3]


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