Europe

Russia Warns of Consequences to Rigged Eurovision Vote

Votes in question would have not affected results at all

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Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, who already has such divisive issues as Syria and North Korea on his plate, weighed in Tuesday on another international topic: Votes "stolen" from the Russian entry in the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest.

Lavrov issued a stern warning Tuesday after reports surfaced that Dina Garipova, the Russian contestant in Saturday's competition, was allegedly deprived of 10 points purportedly given by viewers in Azerbaijan, a former Soviet republic, the Interfax news agency reported.