Dima hits radio in Russian

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Russian radio listeners are currently enjoying the native language version of Dima Bilan's Eurovision Song Contest entry for Athens, as it receives airplay from this week on the station РУССКОЕ РАДИО (Russian Radio).

The Moscow-based station has been airing the track, entitled Так устроен этот мир in Russian, just after Dima finishes the promotion for his new album Time is a river. Both the Russian track and the original English version, as sung in Athens, are included on the new album, which was launched at a lavish event last month.

Russian vs. English
Russian singers have almost universally sung in English at the Eurovision Song Contest following the reintroduction of the free language rule in 1999. The exception was (perhaps unusually) the internationally established pop act t.A.T.u. . Although used to releasing hits across Europe in English, the girls chose to sing their 2003 entry Ne ver', ne boisya in Russian.

You can find out more about Dima's forthcoming tour and promotional dates at bilandima.ru , or visit the website of РУССКОЕ РАДИО at rusradio.ru .

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Richard's ESC history began way back in 1992, when he discovered the contest could fuel his passion for music and languages. Since then, it's been there at every corner for him in some way or another. He joined the esctoday.com team back in 2006, and quickly developed a love for writing about the contest. In his other life, he heads the development team at the learning resources company Linguascope, and writes about all aspects of language learning on the site Polyglossic.com.