Intervision 2014 has been cancelled. The reason for the cancellation of the contest which was scheduled to take place this October in Sochi is the “political situation” according to the organiser of the contest. RUS Novositi was told by the producer of the contest that it has now been pushed back to the Spring of 2015 and now looks likely to compete with Eurovision.
The contest which was scheduled to return for the first time since 2008 had already seen one participant selected. Alexander Ivanov was selected back in June in a national final in Crimea to represent Russia in Sochi. Other countries that were listed as taking part were China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.
This is not the first time that Intervision has had issues being organised, the 2009 which was due to be held in Dushanbe, Tajikistan had to be cancelled after Tajikistan could not host the contest despite winning the 2008 contest. Again in 2009 it was then pushed by Vladimir Putin for Intervision to be revived as a contest for the central Asian states and the Shanghai Co-operation Organisation, however it failed to take place.
The producer of the contest did however state that he was still in ongoing negotiations with Eastern countries like Belarus, Moldova and the Baltic states about taking part in the contest.