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Russia made its debut in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1994 but didn't win until Dima Bilan lifted the trophy in Belgrade in 2008 with the song 'Believe'. In recent years Russia has become one of the most successful countries at the Eurovision Song Contest

Since the introduction of the Semi-Finals in 2004, Russia has consistently qualifed for the Grand Final. The 2009 Eurovision Song Contest was held in the capital, Moscow following Dima Bilan's victory the previous year.
In 2000 Alsou took the country to second place with the song Solo in Stockholm and in 2003 musical duo t.A.T.u. represented Russia in Riga and finished third. In 2006 Dima Bilan made his first appearance in the Eurovision Song Contest, finishing second with Never Let You Go and the following year Serebro took the country to the top three again with Song #1.
In twenty appearances in the Eurovision Song Contest, Russia has finished in the top five nine times. Whilst Russia has only won the Eurovision Song Contest once, it won the Semi-Finals in which it was competing in 2012, 2015 and 2016. Russia is also the only country to qualify and participate in every Eurovision Song Contest Grand Final since the Semi-Finals were introduced in 2004 (Azerbaijan first entered in 2008 and whilst Romania and Ukraine have also qualified every time they have participated, they did not participate in 2016 and 2015 respectively).

The basics

Full country name
Russian Federation
Capital
Moscow

Facts

First participation
1994 (Youddiph)
Event
Represented by
Song
Points
Rank
Dublin 1994YouddiphVechni Stranik709
Dublin 1995Philipp KirkorovKolybelnaya Dlya Vulkana1717
Dublin 1997Alla PugachovaPrimadonna3315
Stockholm 2000AlsouSolo1552
Copenhagen 2001Mumiy trollLady Alpine Blue3712
Tallinn 2002Prime ministerNorthern Girl5510
Riga 2003t.A.T.u.Ne Ver’, Ne Boisia1643
Istanbul 2004Julia SavichevaBelieve Me
Grand Final6711
Kyiv 2005Natalia PodolskayaNobody Hurt No One
Grand Final5715
Athens 2006Dima BilanNever Let You Go
Semi-Final2173
Grand Final2482
Helsinki 2007SerebroSong # 1
Grand Final2073
Belgrade 2008Dima BilanBelieve
First Semi-Final1353
Grand Final2721
Moscow 2009Anastasia PrikhodkoMamo
Grand Final9111
Oslo 2010Peter Nalitch & FriendsLost And Forgotten
Grand Final9011
First Semi-Final747
Düsseldorf 2011Alexej VorobjovGet You
First Semi-Final649
Grand Final7716
Baku 2012Buranovskiye BabushkiParty For Everybody
First Semi-Final1521
Grand Final2592
Malmö 2013Dina GaripovaWhat If
Grand Final1745
First Semi-Final1562
Copenhagen 2014Tolmachevy SistersShine
First Semi-Final636
Grand Final897
Vienna 2015Polina GagarinaA Million Voices
First Semi-Final1821
Grand Final3032
Stockholm 2016Sergey LazarevYou Are The Only One
Grand Final4913
First Semi-Final3421
Lisbon 2018Julia SamoylovaI Won't Break
Second Semi-Final6515

Russia made its debut in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1994 but didn't win until Dima Bilan lifted the trophy in Belgrade in 2008 with the song 'Believe'. In recent years Russia has become one of the most successful countries at the Eurovision Song Contest

Since the introduction of the Semi-Finals in 2004, Russia has consistently qualifed for the Grand Final. The 2009 Eurovision Song Contest was held in the capital, Moscow following Dima Bilan's victory the previous year.
In 2000 Alsou took the country to second place with the song Solo in Stockholm and in 2003 musical duo t.A.T.u. represented Russia in Riga and finished third. In 2006 Dima Bilan made his first appearance in the Eurovision Song Contest, finishing second with Never Let You Go and the following year Serebro took the country to the top three again with Song #1.
In twenty appearances in the Eurovision Song Contest, Russia has finished in the top five nine times. Whilst Russia has only won the Eurovision Song Contest once, it won the Semi-Finals in which it was competing in 2012, 2015 and 2016. Russia is also the only country to qualify and participate in every Eurovision Song Contest Grand Final since the Semi-Finals were introduced in 2004 (Azerbaijan first entered in 2008 and whilst Romania and Ukraine have also qualified every time they have participated, they did not participate in 2016 and 2015 respectively).

The basics

Full country name
Russian Federation
Capital
Moscow

Facts

First participation
1994 (Youddiph)
Event
Represented by
Song
Points
Rank
Dublin 1994YouddiphVechni Stranik709
Dublin 1995Philipp KirkorovKolybelnaya Dlya Vulkana1717
Dublin 1997Alla PugachovaPrimadonna3315
Stockholm 2000AlsouSolo1552
Copenhagen 2001Mumiy trollLady Alpine Blue3712
Tallinn 2002Prime ministerNorthern Girl5510
Riga 2003t.A.T.u.Ne Ver’, Ne Boisia1643
Istanbul 2004Julia SavichevaBelieve Me
Grand Final6711
Kyiv 2005Natalia PodolskayaNobody Hurt No One
Grand Final5715
Athens 2006Dima BilanNever Let You Go
Semi-Final2173
Grand Final2482
Helsinki 2007SerebroSong # 1
Grand Final2073
Belgrade 2008Dima BilanBelieve
First Semi-Final1353
Grand Final2721
Moscow 2009Anastasia PrikhodkoMamo
Grand Final9111
Oslo 2010Peter Nalitch & FriendsLost And Forgotten
Grand Final9011
First Semi-Final747
Düsseldorf 2011Alexej VorobjovGet You
First Semi-Final649
Grand Final7716
Baku 2012Buranovskiye BabushkiParty For Everybody
First Semi-Final1521
Grand Final2592
Malmö 2013Dina GaripovaWhat If
Grand Final1745
First Semi-Final1562
Copenhagen 2014Tolmachevy SistersShine
First Semi-Final636
Grand Final897
Vienna 2015Polina GagarinaA Million Voices
First Semi-Final1821
Grand Final3032
Stockholm 2016Sergey LazarevYou Are The Only One
Grand Final4913
First Semi-Final3421
Lisbon 2018Julia SamoylovaI Won't Break
Second Semi-Final6515

The basics

Full country name
Russian Federation
Capital
Moscow

Facts

First participation
1994 (Youddiph)

Russia made its debut in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1994 but didn't win until Dima Bilan lifted the trophy in Belgrade in 2008 with the song 'Believe'. In recent years Russia has become one of the most successful countries at the Eurovision Song Contest

Since the introduction of the Semi-Finals in 2004, Russia has consistently qualifed for the Grand Final. The 2009 Eurovision Song Contest was held in the capital, Moscow following Dima Bilan's victory the previous year.
In 2000 Alsou took the country to second place with the song Solo in Stockholm and in 2003 musical duo t.A.T.u. represented Russia in Riga and finished third. In 2006 Dima Bilan made his first appearance in the Eurovision Song Contest, finishing second with Never Let You Go and the following year Serebro took the country to the top three again with Song #1.
In twenty appearances in the Eurovision Song Contest, Russia has finished in the top five nine times. Whilst Russia has only won the Eurovision Song Contest once, it won the Semi-Finals in which it was competing in 2012, 2015 and 2016. Russia is also the only country to qualify and participate in every Eurovision Song Contest Grand Final since the Semi-Finals were introduced in 2004 (Azerbaijan first entered in 2008 and whilst Romania and Ukraine have also qualified every time they have participated, they did not participate in 2016 and 2015 respectively).
Event
Represented by
Song
Points
Rank
Dublin 1994YouddiphVechni Stranik709
Dublin 1995Philipp KirkorovKolybelnaya Dlya Vulkana1717
Dublin 1997Alla PugachovaPrimadonna3315
Stockholm 2000AlsouSolo1552
Copenhagen 2001Mumiy trollLady Alpine Blue3712
Tallinn 2002Prime ministerNorthern Girl5510
Riga 2003t.A.T.u.Ne Ver’, Ne Boisia1643
Istanbul 2004Julia SavichevaBelieve Me
Grand Final6711
Kyiv 2005Natalia PodolskayaNobody Hurt No One
Grand Final5715
Athens 2006Dima BilanNever Let You Go
Semi-Final2173
Grand Final2482
Helsinki 2007SerebroSong # 1
Grand Final2073
Belgrade 2008Dima BilanBelieve
First Semi-Final1353
Grand Final2721
Moscow 2009Anastasia PrikhodkoMamo
Grand Final9111
Oslo 2010Peter Nalitch & FriendsLost And Forgotten
Grand Final9011
First Semi-Final747
Düsseldorf 2011Alexej VorobjovGet You
First Semi-Final649
Grand Final7716
Baku 2012Buranovskiye BabushkiParty For Everybody
First Semi-Final1521
Grand Final2592
Malmö 2013Dina GaripovaWhat If
Grand Final1745
First Semi-Final1562
Copenhagen 2014Tolmachevy SistersShine
First Semi-Final636
Grand Final897
Vienna 2015Polina GagarinaA Million Voices
First Semi-Final1821
Grand Final3032
Stockholm 2016Sergey LazarevYou Are The Only One
Grand Final4913
First Semi-Final3421
Lisbon 2018Julia SamoylovaI Won't Break
Second Semi-Final6515