World Bulletin/News Desk
According to a BBC report, Azerbaijan's President Ilham Aliyev has ordered an inquiry into why his country gave Russia "nul points" at Saturday's Eurovision Song Contest.
Voters and the official Azerbaijan jury in fact gave strong backing to the Russian entry, according to officials.
Azerbaijan's state broadcaster suggested there may have been voting violations.
Russia gave the maximum 12 points to Azerbaijan's entry - a ballad by Farid Mammadov, which came in second while Russia's Dina Garipova came fifth.
Azerbaijan's ambassador to Russia, Polad Bulbuloglu, disclosed that President Aliyev had ordered an investigation and votes were being recounted. He said that a large number of voters in Azerbaijan had supported the Russian Federation.
"According to this data, Russia should have received 10 points from Azerbaijan. An announcement will be made about this tonight on Azeri Public Television."Last Mod: 21 Mayıs 2013, 16:44