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Euro Scandal

Flowers to Russia "Not an Apology"

Published torsdag 19 mars 2009 kl 11.21
The Controversial Interval Act

A bouquet of flowers sent to the Russian embassy was not an apology from Swedish Television for a controversial interval act in last Saturday’s Swedish song contest, which poked fun at Swedish stereotypes about Russia.

Featuring dancing bears, the Russian mafia, bad euro-techno music and scantily clad dancers wearing red and yellow knickers, the interval act while Swedes were televoting to decide which song to send to the Eurovision Song Contest in Moscow in May angered workers at the Russian Embassy here, who called the people behind the act crazy, and said they should be locked up.

To improve relations the project manager at Swedish Television sent a bouquet of flowers to the embassy, something which his bosses at SVT have now reacted to, saying the flowers should in no way be seen as an apology, and that he shouldn’t have done it, according to Swedish daily Dagens Nyheter.

The Russian ambassador, Alexander Kadakin says he now considers the matter closed. The song itself is now rocketing up the Swedish charts.

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