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    Updated on Aug 22, 2020. Posted on May 12, 2014

    Russians Are Shaving Their Beards In Reaction To Conchita Wurst's Eurovision Win

    If they weren't happy about her taking part, they're even less happy now. (h/t Newsru.com and Vice).

    Remember how people in Russia and Belarus launched petitions to ban television stations from broadcasting Eurovision if Wurst took part?

    And how the audience at Eurovision didn't exactly give Russia the warmest of reactions during the contest?

    Well, this is how Russian broadcaster Andrei Malakhov responded to Wurst's win, tweeting he was "shocked" at the result.

    Шокирован Кончитой Вурст!

    Андрей Малахов@a_malahov

    Шокирован Кончитой Вурст!

    08:55 PM - 10 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    Beard shaving is now a thing on Russian social media.

    Побрейся, не будь, как баба!

    Yevgeniy@mudzhyri

    Побрейся, не будь, как баба!

    04:34 PM - 11 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    This rapper challenged his followers to "prove you're not Conchita".

    This woman says her husband is shaving twice a day.

    После вчерашнего #финала #Евровидение мой муж бреется два раза в день))) #Кончита #Австрия #Evrovision2014

    Katie Semenova@__Mhysa__

    После вчерашнего #финала #Евровидение мой муж бреется два раза в день))) #Кончита #Австрия #Evrovision2014

    12:06 PM - 11 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    This guy says: "The day before yesterday was the last day the beard makes you more manly".

    Позавчера был последний день, когда борода делала тебя более мужественным

    Snowman in Babruisk@SnowmanBbrsk

    Позавчера был последний день, когда борода делала тебя более мужественным

    10:37 AM - 11 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    Of course, there's a healthy dose of politics in the background. The Russian deputy prime minister said it: "Showed supporters of European integration their European future: a bearded girl."

    "Евровидение" показала евроинтеграторам их европерспективу - бородатую девочку

    Dmitry Rogozin@Rogozin

    "Евровидение" показала евроинтеграторам их европерспективу - бородатую девочку

    12:08 AM - 11 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    Here's a Russian nationalist website warning Ukrainians that further integration will expose them to people like Wurst.

    АААААААААААААА

    Sputnik & Pogrom@sputnikipogrom

    АААААААААААААА

    12:29 AM - 11 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    Here's a pro-Russian account, which posted a photograph (from Sevastopol) of Ukrainian presidential candidate Yulia Tymoshenko with the caption, "Ukraine is Europe!"

    #joinus #eurovision #Ukraine #2015 #севастополь

    There's also this image going around:

    "This was the last time I watched Eurovision".

    "Austrian men aren't the same any more".

    And of course they had to bring Disney princesses into it.

    "Now it's clear who makes Europeans hard."

    Via vk.com

    (h/t to Aljona Lindsalu for spotting the above five images).

    Upon her jubilant return to Vienna, Conchita pledged to promote tolerance.

    © Leonhard Foeger / Reuters / Reuters

    "Rise Like a Phoenix" is currently No. 1 on the Russian charts.

    & @ConchitaWurst is no 1 today in Russia/Ukraine/Belarus. Top 3 in Azerbaijan/Kyrgystan. What real people think of Putin's anti-gay policies

    Popbitch@popbitch

    & @ConchitaWurst is no 1 today in Russia/Ukraine/Belarus. Top 3 in Azerbaijan/Kyrgystan. What real people think of Putin's anti-gay policies

    04:10 AM - 12 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    The @eurovision voting story is not that Poles in UK voted for Poland . It's popular vote in Russia/Belarus/Azerb backed @ConchitaWurst

    Popbitch@popbitch

    The @eurovision voting story is not that Poles in UK voted for Poland . It's popular vote in Russia/Belarus/Azerb backed @ConchitaWurst

    09:07 AM - 12 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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