Russia's national broadcaster (Channel One) is expected to make an announcement regarding their participation in this year's Eurovision Song Contest next week. According to esckaz.com, last year's runner-up in the Russian national selection, the ensamble Buranovskie babushki, were invited by Channel One to submit a song.
Russia's national selection is expected to take place during the first week of March when several local artists will try to win the honour of representing world's largest country at the Eurovision Song Contest 2011.
The ensemble Buranovskie Babushki was invited by the Russian television to submit a song for this year's national selection due to their second placing in 2010. Long long birch bark and how to make ayshon from it was the title of their first attempt to represent Russia at the Eurovision Song Contest last year.
Although the news is still awaiting official confirmation, esctoday.com can reveal that several Russian artists were invited to this year's selection as wildcards while the other participating acts will be selected by a special jury consisting of professionals involved in the local show-business.
Peter Nalitch and his band won last year's Russian ticket to the Eurovision Song Contest. Their song entitled Lost and forgotten qualified for the big final where it ranked 11th.
You can listen to last year's entry by the Buranovskie Babushki ensamble below :