The winner of the 2004 Eurovision Song Contest, Ruslana, has been awarded the International Women of Courage Award from the U.S Secretary of State’s for her leadership and outstanding courage in advocating human rights, social progress and women’s equality.
News about the situation in Ukraine has been making headlines across the world and Ruslana has been doing all she can for the country that she won Eurovision for. The 40 year old has been known to share her political views with the media and in recent year’s this has awarded her with prestigious titles such as Ukraine’s Good Will Ambassador for UNICEF and voice of the revolution by the public of Ukraine. Last year, she was named one of the 10 most influential women of 2013 by the Forbes Magazine. The singer is due to discuss the current crisis in Ukraine at the National Press Club later this week.
Ruslana career in the music industry began almost 20 years. Her biggest success was of course her victory in Istanbul with the song Wild dances which dominated the charts back in 2004. The song was Ukraine’s second entry into Eurovision and to date it’s only victory. It achieved 280 points.
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