Russia: New dates for national final

Rossija 1, the Russian national broadcaster, has postponed the Russian national final to March. Originally the national final was planned on the 31st of December. The broadcaster has decided to extend the submission deadline until the 28th of February.

The selection show that will determine the Russian participation does not have a final date yet. But it is already announced that the winner of the national final will be selected by 100% televoting.

In 2013 Russian national broadcaster Channel 1 Russia selected Dina Garipova to represent Russia at the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest via an internal selection. Dina achieved an honorable 5th placing with her entry What If.