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Russian Politicians, Rapper Attack Conchita Wurst's Eurovision Win

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Not everyone is celebrating Conchita Wurst's incredible win at last night's Eurovision Song Contest finale. Several Russian politicians expressed their outrage soon after Wurst was bestowed with her award.

Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin took to Twitter writing that it "showed supporters of European integration their European future: a bearded girl."

According to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, another Russian politician, Vladimir Zhirinovsky, also voiced his disapproval with his own anti-gay remarks.

"There's no limit to our outrage. It's the end of Europe. It has turned wild. They don't have men and women any more. They have 'it'. Fifty years ago the Soviet army occupied Austria. We made a mistake in freeing Austria. We should have stayed."

Timati_2012The outrage wasn't limited to pols. Popular Russian rapper Timati also attacked Wurst with his own disgusting remarks calling her win a "mental illness of contemporary society...I wouldn't like one fine day to have to explain to my child why two guys are kissing or a woman is walking round with a dyed beard and that's supposed to be normal."

In that same hateful message, Timati also thanked Vladimir Putin for his continued efforts to ban gay pride parades in Moscow.

According to the AFP, Wurst explained who she intended to target with her victorious cry of "We are unity, and we are unstoppable."

"That was obviously meant for certain politicians whom we all know,” she explained in Vienna. Asked if she meant Russian President Vladimir Putin, who last year signed a law banning “gay propaganda”, she replied coyly “among others."

Wurst was warmly welcomed home to Austria today and held a press conference in Vienna, which you can watch in its entirety, AFTER THE JUMP.

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Austrian Drag Performer Conchita Wurst Wins Eurovision: VIDEO

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Austrian drag performer Conchita Wurst has won the Eurovision Song Contest, BBC reports:

Drag act Conchita Wurst won the competition with her song, Rise Like a Phoenix, with 290 points.

Collecting her trophy she said: "This night is dedicated to everyone who believes in a future of peace and freedom. You know who you are - we are unity and we are unstoppable."

The Netherlands finished second with 238 points with Sweden third with 218.

Check out her showstopping performance and her reaction to winning, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Austrian Drag Performer Conchita Wurst Moves into Eurovision Final: VIDEO

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Austrian drag performer has moved into the finals of the Eurovision Song Contest.

The Independent reports:

Before the show, Ms Wurst hit back at critics, including Russian politician Vitaly Milonov (the author of the ban on gay 'propaganda'_, who called her a “pervert.”

“I can only say ‘Thank you for your attention!’” she told the Associated Press.

“If this is only about me and my person, I can live with it. I'm just a singer in a fabulous dress, with great hair and a beard," she added.

The nine other countries to qualify on Thursday at the show in Denmark’s capital city, Copenhagen, were: Switzerland, Slovenia, Poland, Romania, Norway, Greece, Malta, Belarus and Finland.

Check out a very amusing interview with Wurst during the competition, as the host jokes about her last name and says she would like to share a sausage together later, AFTER THE JUMP...

Click HERE to see Conchita's song "Rise Like a Phoenix".

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Austrian Artist Reinvents The Door: VIDEO

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And it looks pretty cool. Klemens Torggler apparently decided that doors were a bit boring and decided to make some changes to basic door design. The result is the torggler door, of which Torggler has created a few variations on the theme of "two large squares that roll out of the way."

The first is the Evolution Door - or "flip panel door" or "Dryehplattentür" - which folds outward, origami-like, as it rotates before flattening out once again. The second presently unnamed version uses careful placement of steel rods to rotate the door open and closed.

You can watch both doors in action AFTER THE JUMP...

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Project Homophobia, a Teaser: VIDEO

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Austrian filmmaker Gregor Schmidinger describes his film Project Homophobia:

An adolescent boy, who serves the Austrian Military Forces, experiences homosexual feelings towards one of his comrades. It's their last night at the Austrian-Hungarian border, socially isolated and armed with loaded weapons.

Watch the (work-unfriendly) trailer, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Your Morning Ride: VIDEO

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A single-pipe alpine coaster in Mieders, Austria, with no brakes.

Hold on tight, AFTER THE JUMP...

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