There are more than 200 abandoned building sites and half-completed buildings in Kyiv. They exert a powerful fascination on urban explorers and the adventurous.
After criticism over her planned performances in Russia, singer Maruv will no longer be traveling to Tel Aviv. It's not the first time Ukraine's Eurovision pick has stirred political controversy.
The artists and their entourages are now in Tel Aviv. As the city prepares to receive thousands of guests, rehearsals have begun on the Expo grounds.
When the finals of this year's Eurovision Song Contest kick-off in Lisbon next month, Thomas Schreiber, coordinator for Germany’s competition entry, hopes that musical — and not political — voices take center stage.
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