Vechny strannik

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Russia "Vechny strannik"
Eurovision Song Contest 1994 entry
Country
Artist(s)
Maria Lvovna Katz
As
Youddiph
Language
Composer(s)
Lyricist(s)
Pilgrim (Maria Katz)
Conductor
Finals performance
Final result
9th
Final points
70
Appearance chronology
"Kolibelnaya dlya vulkana" (1995) ►

"Vechny strannik" (Russian: Ве́чный стра́нник, lit. 'Eternal wanderer') was the Russian entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1994, performed in Russian by Youddiph. This was Russia's debut at the Contest, and consequently the first occasion on which the language was used onstage.

The song was performed twenty-third on the night, following Hungary's Friderika with "Kinek mondjam el vétkeimet?" and preceding Poland's Edyta Górniak with "To nie ja". At the close of voting, it had received 70 points, placing 9th in a field of 25. While this result was not as striking as the positions attained by Poland and Hungary, the fact that three Eastern European countries had placed in the top 10 was an indication of future trends at the Contest, which would be dominated by countries from that region within a decade.

It was succeeded as Russian representative at the 1995 Contest by Philip Kirkorov with "Kolybelnaya dlya vulkana".