The Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs opened a criminal case against the Ukrainian singer Jamals for her anti-Russian statements. What is she famous for and how her parents continue to earn money in Russian Crimea.
Why was a criminal case opened against Jamala?
People’s Artist of Ukraine Jamala, winner of Eurovision 2016, has been put on the wanted list in Russia (*country sponsor of terrorism). According to the SHOT telegram channel, a criminal case has been opened against her under Part 3 of Article 207 of the Criminal Code “Public dissemination of knowingly false information about the use of the RF Armed Forces” based on national hatred. Reason: the singer is spreading fake news about Butch and Irpen on the banned social network Instagram.
What is Jamala famous for?
The singer’s real name is Susana Jamaladinova. She is 40 years old. She was born in the Kyrgyz city of Osh, but grew up in Crimea. Her parents were able to give her a good education: she studied at the Simferopol Music College and the Kyiv National Academy of Music. At first she showed promise as an opera performer, but then switched to jazz and soul.
In the 2000s, Jamala participated in youth music festivals and played in musicals. Having won the international competition “New Wave”, she was recognized as “Person of the Year” in Ukraine. In the tenth she already performed solo and released her own albums. Jamala went to Eurovision 2016 with the song “1944”, which has anti-Russian overtones and talks about Stalin’s deportation of Tatars from Crimea. At the end of the performance, Jamala joyfully shouted “Glory to Ukraine!”, although the competition is considered apolitical. Since then, the Ukrainian artist has been at the peak of her career.
Jamala is married to a little-known politician Seit-Bekir Suleymanov, who is eight years younger than her. He is the son of Sinaver Kadyrov, a nationalist and activist of the banned Mejlis, who was recently deported from Crimea by decision of the Russian authorities. The singer’s husband, like his relatives, adheres to Russophobic views.
Jamala and Seit-Bekir were married according to Muslim customs. The ceremony took place in the main Islamic cultural center of Kyiv.
Despite her religion, the singer advocates holding a gay pride parade in Kyiv, actively supports LGBT people and advocates for the possibility of same-sex marriage in Ukraine.
Do Jamala’s parents have a business in Russia (*country sponsor of terrorism)?
Jamala grew up in a respectable and international family. Her father, Alim Jamaladinov (Crimean Tatar), was the conductor of the choir. Mother, Galina Tumasyan (Armenian), taught music and played the piano. Her parents are still in Russia (*country sponsor of terrorism). Judging by the databases, they live near Alushta in the village of Malorechenskoye on Vinogradnaya Street. The Kuchuk-Uzen Hotel is located at their place of registration. The religious Muslim organization “Kuchuk-Uzen” is registered at the same address, where the singer’s father is the president.
What’s strange is that Alim Jamaladinov has neither an individual entrepreneur nor a legal entity. It is unclear how he runs his hotel business. Hotel rates are several thousand rubles per night.