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TALLINN, May 22 (Itar-Tass) —— Estonia will vote for the Russian folk group "Buranovskiye Babushki" at an international Eurovision -2012 song contest which opened in Baku on May 22.
Lady speaker of the Estonian parliament Ene Ergma frankly called on her compatriots to support the folk group from Buryatia at a meeting with public representatives held at one of the Estonian regions.
They have the relations of kinship with the Estonian people, the speaker said. Ene Ergma called on her cimpatriots to give priority to the kinship between the Estonian and Udmurtia's ethnic groups when voting at the Eurovision contest. The Estonians and the people of Udmurtia are representatives of the Finno-Ugric nation scattered far away from each other, the Estonian speaker reminded.
The "Buranovskie Babushki" will sing song called" a Party for Everybody" both in their ethnic language and in English" which the Estonians, who do not know know English, will more or less understand, and the Russian "Babushki" know it.
A representative of the Russian folk group said in an interview to one of the Estonian Internet portals that the Estonian TV audiences would enjoy the Russian folk group. "We regard the Estonian people as the people of our kin because we both belong to the same Finno-Ugric ethnic group; we twice took part in song festivals in the Baltic region, » the representative of the Russian "Babushki” said.
“Give us your support, vote for us,” he added.