Saturday

28th May 2016

Ticker

Orthodox Church criticises Eurovision winner

Eurovision's 2014 winner, Austrian drag queen Conchita Wurst, has been criticised by the Russian Orthodox Church. Vladimir Legoyda, chairman of the church’s information department, told Interfax news agency the result of the competition was “yet one more step in the rejection of the Christian identity of European culture”.

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