Russia in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest

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Member station Russia TVCarousel
National selection events
Participation summary
Appearances 12
First appearance 2005
Best result 1st: 2006
Worst result 9th: 2005
External links
Russia’s page at
Song contest current event.png For the most recent participation see
Russia in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2016

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“.

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 2011with the song “Kak Romeo i Dzhulyetta”. She was also the first returning artist in the history of the Junior Eurovision.


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 Sasha Lazin & Liza Drozd “Boy and Girl” Russian, English 2 119
2011 Ekaterina Ryabova “Romeo & Juliet” Russian 4[note 1] 99
2012 Lerika “Sensation” (Сенсация) Russian, English 4 88
2013 Dayana Kirillova “Dream On” (Мечтай) 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” (Живая вода) Russian, English 4 202
2017 Polina Bogusevich Krylya” (Крылья) Russian, English


Voting history[edit]

The tables below shows Russia’s top-five voting history rankings up until their most recent participation in 2016 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.[2]

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

See also[edit]