Russia has its fair share of problems: corrupt politicians, severe population decline, deforestation, pollution, lack of liquor variety, etc. etc.... This year, it will have one more thing to worry about: winning the Eurovision Song Contest.
That's because the small percentage of Russians with access to a television and a phone decided to forgo the contestants who actually stood a chance of winning the contest. Instead, they nominated six old grannies from a remote Russian hamlet to represent their great nation.
You can assess the Buranovo Grannies' chances by listening to the clip of "Party for Everybody" below.
And before you folks in the UK start smirking, our entry this year will be performed by 75-year-old Engelbert Humperdinck.
Please release me indeed.