Former Eurovision participants from Russia opposed the war

Russian punk rave band Little Big has released a new video Generation Cancellation with anti-war rhetoric.

“The war is not over. Stop the war in Ukraine. Stop wars all over the world. Nobody deserves a war,” the caption to the clip reads.

“We adore our country, but we completely disagree with the war in Ukraine, moreover, we believe that any war is unacceptable. We condemn the actions of the Russian government, and we are so disgusted by the Russian military propaganda machine that we decided to drop everything and leave the country, ” said Ilya Prusikin, leader of the group.

The band said in a statement that they are currently based in Los Angeles.

In 2020, the group was supposed to represent Russia at the 65th Eurovision Song Contest in the Netherlands. In the first day after the video was published on the official Eurovision YouTube channel, the video gained more than 4 million views, and later exceeded 200 million views.

However, in March 2020, the organizers announced the cancellation of the competition due to the pandemic. As a result, the organizers of Eurovision decided to hold an online concert instead of the festival, where the musicians performed acoustic versions of their compositions.

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