The Deputy of the state Duma Vitaly Milonov on the boycott of “Eurovision – 2017” in Kiev, received the support of the Russian actor and the first Deputy Chairman of the Parliament Committee on culture of Joseph Kobzon.

According to “Russian conversation”, referring to RIA “news” the statement the singer made on Wednesday, March 1.

According to him, the decision regarding boycott of the broadcast of the song contest should take every Russian in an independent manner, because this can be done by ordinary disregard the TV.

“I agree that we did not participate in “Eurovision”, not to give the opportunity to rusofobstvo in Ukraine”, – he stressed.

We will remind, the Government recently addressed to the head of “First channel” Konstantin Ernst, calling on not to broadcast “Eurovision – 2017”. The official believes that Russia should not send artists to represent their country in the competition .

Previously, “Russian Dialogue,” says the MP dubbed the event “Rahoveanu” because of the seizure of power in Ukraine fanatical group. He believes that Russians are not welcome on the territory of the neighboring country under any pretext.