Former Russian President and current Prime Minister, Vladimir Putin, has pledged to vote for the United Kingdom when his country hosts the Eurovision Song Contest next year.
The composer of the United Kingdom’s song, Andrew Lloyd Webber, met Mr Putin recently as part of a forthcoming BBC programme about how to bring credibility back to the contest. Elaine Bedell, controller entertainment commissioning for the BBC, said: "This was an historic meeting filmed for Your Country Needs You which BBC viewers will have the chance to see early next year."
He is one of the most powerful politicians in the world (some say he is still controlling Russia, despite not being the president anymore) but if Putin keeps his ‘promise’, it will only be a single vote counted among all the votes of the Russian public.
In my view
Let’s take this news with a big pinch of salt. It’s exactly the kind of remark made in these meetings and no-one will ever know if Putin keeps his promise. Whether he intends to or not, he should tell the whole of Russia to vote for the United Kingdom, it can’t do any harm… can it?The opinion expressed in "In my view" are those of the author and are not necessarily the one of EuroVisionary.com.