Russia Warns of Consequences to Rigged Eurovision Vote

Votes in question would have not affected results at all


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.