Russia in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest

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Member stationRussia TV (2005–2012)
Carousel (2013–present)
National selection events
Participation summary
First appearance2005
Best result1st: 2006, 2017
Worst result10th: 2018
External links
Russia's page at
Song contest current event.png For the most recent participation see
Russia in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2019

Russia first competed in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in 2005. Their first win came in 2006, when the Tomachevy Twins won for Russia with "Vesenniy Jazz". Their second win came in 2017, when Polina Bogusevich won for Russia with "Wings". Their worst result as of date has been achieved by Anna Filipchuk with her song "Unbreakable" in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2018 where she placed 10th.

RTR has represented Russia at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest. The broadcaster has selected Ekaterina Ryabova to represent Russia at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2009 in Kiev with the song "Malenkiy prints".[1] Ekaterina Ryabova represented Russia once again in 2011 with the song "Kak Romeo i Dzhulyetta". She was also the first returning artist in the history of the Junior Eurovision.


Here is a list of all and songs and their respective performers that have represented Russia in the contest:[2]

Table key
Second place
Third place
Last place
Year Artist Song Language Place Points
2005 Vladislav Krutskikh "Doroga k solntsu" (Дорога к солнцу) Russian 9 66
2006 Tolmachevy Twins "Vesenniy jazz" (Весенний джаз) Russian 1 154
2007 Alexandra Golovchenko "Otlichnitsa" (Отличница) Russian 6 105
2008 Mikhail Puntov "Spit angel" (Спит ангел) Russian 7 73
2009 Ekaterina Ryabova "Malenkiy prints" (Маленький принц) Russian 2 116
2010 Liza Drozd & Sasha Lazin "Boy and Girl" Russian, English 2 119
2011 Ekaterina Ryabova "Romeo and Juliet" Russian 4[note 1] 99
2012 Lerika "Sensation" Russian, English 4 88
2013 Dayana Kirillova "Dream On" Russian 4 106
2014 Alisa Kozhikina "Dreamer" Russian, English 5 96
2015 Mikhail Smirnov "Mechta (Dream)" (Мечта) Russian, English 6 80
2016 Water of Life Project "Water of Life" Russian, English 4 202
2017 Polina Bogusevich "Wings" Russian, English 1 188
2018 Anna Filipchuk "Unbreakable" Russian, English 10 122
2019 Tatyana Mezhentseva and Denberel Oorzhak "A Time for Us" Russian, English


Voting history[edit]

The tables below shows Russia's top-five voting history rankings up until their most recent participation in 2018 and takes into account the new voting system which allows the adult and kids juries each to award a set of points, introduced by the European Broadcasting Union from the 2016 contest onwards.[3]

Commentators and spokespersons[edit]

Year(s) Commentator(s) Spokesperson Channel
2005 Yuriy Nikolayev Roman Kerimov Russia TV
2006 Olga Shelest
2007 Marina Knyazeva
2008 Sarina
2009 Philip Masurov
2011 Valentin Sadiki
2013 Alexander Gurevich Mariya Bakhireva Carousel
2014 Olga Shelest and Alexander Gurevich Mariya Kareeva
2015 Olga Shelest Sofia Dolganova
2016 Mikhail Smirnov
2017 Lipa Teterich Tonya Volodina
2018 Anton Zorkin Dina and Khryusha

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]


  1. ^ Russia tied for third-highest score with Belarus, both receiving 99 points, but the official scoreboard [1] ranks Belarus as third and Russia as fourth. This is consistent with the tie-breaking rule that the song that received points from the most countries ranks higher in the case of a tie. However the scoreboard for the 2009 contest lists a tie for second place between Russia and Armenia, because they both received points from every country. [2].


  1. ^ Bakkar, Sietse (2009-06-05). "Ekaterina Ryabova to represent Russia this year". EBU. Retrieved 2009-06-08.
  2. ^ "Russia - Junior Eurovision Song Contest". Retrieved 26 September 2019.
  3. ^ Jordan, Paul (13 May 2016). "Format changes for the Junior Eurovision 2016". European Broadcasting Union. Retrieved 17 May 2016.