> Wacko world we live in.

Jamala received an honary title People’s Artist of Ukraine, which is one of the highest honours for artists in the country.

People’s Artist of Ukraine – an honorary title, assigned to outstanding artists of Ukraine, particularly distinguished themselves in the development of theater, music and cinema.

I don’t know if any Eurovision winners received such honorary titles in their respective countries for winning Eurovision. What’s more interesting there is a petition on president’s website to award Jamala a highest order in the country – the  Hero of Ukraine.

In order for a person to be awarded the title (Hero of Ukraine), a recommendation must be made to the President by the Verkhovna Rada (parliament of Ukraine), the Cabinet of Ukraine (Government of Ukraine), the Constitutional Court, the Supreme Court, the Higher Economic Court, the Office of the Prosecutor General of Ukraine, ministries and other central executive authorities, the Supreme Council and the Council of Ministers of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, oblast, Kyiv and Sevastopol city state administrations, as well as Commission on state awards and heraldry of the President of Ukraine. The recommendations are then sent to the President for consideration, along with a package composed of the details of the nominee’s deeds and the recommendations that have been filed on his or her behalf. If the President agrees with the recommendation, he will issue a decree to award the person the title, which includes receiving a medal, miniature badge and certificate at a ceremony at the Presidential Palace in Kyiv

The worlds is getting crazier. Maybe it is me getting older.


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