Eurovision winners Måneskin got into a scandal over Kiev on the poster
The group used incorrect transliteration.
Italian group Måneskin, which became the winner of Eurovision-2020, incorrectly wrote & # 171; Kiev & # 187; in Latin. Announcing a concert in the capital of Ukraine, they indicated it as Kiev, Chronicle.info reports with reference to Channel 24.
The musicians did not notice that they had used incorrect transliteration in the Russian manner. Because Kiev is actually written in Latin as Kyiv.
Some fans of the group immediately noticed this nuance in the comments. People wrote to the artists that the Ukrainian sound of the name of Kiev reproduces exactly the form Kyiv, and not some other.
When the concert will take place
The Italians are due to perform at the Stereoplaza club on March 7, 2022. Ticket sales will start on September 30.
It is significant that Måneskin's poster immediately after the concert in Kiev lists performances in Russian Moscow and St. Petersburg. They are scheduled for March 9 and 11.
Lit in Moscow under Go_A
At the end of the summer Måneskin already toured Moscow. This angered the Ukrainian fans of the group, but they still liked one episode from the performance. Since the Italians in the capital of the aggressor country danced to the hit of the Ukrainians Go_A, who were also among the favorites at the last Eurovision Song Contest.
Why the Kyiv not Kiev campaign began
Having restored its statehood, Ukraine began to fight for the return of specific names of its own. Since countries are immediately associated with capitals, it was extremely important to convey to the world that Kiev is the main city of the Ukrainians. Its distorted Latin spelling Kiev is rooted in the centuries of oppression by the Russian Empire and the USSR. Consequently, Kyiv transliteration is the restoration of historical justice.