Russia's recent record with the Eurovision Song Contest is shaky, to say the least.
Last year, they pulled out of the competition because of a furore regarding their entry Julia Samoylova and a visa restriction for Ukraine, due to her previously performing in Crimea.
Now, reports have suggested that they may refuse to broadcast Ireland's entry - all because the video features a same-sex couple holding hands.
Some have speculated that the video for Ryan O'Shaughnessy's song 'Together' may breach Russia's controversial 'gay propaganda' law, with reports suggesting that a broadcast ban on the song has been threatened. However, while the promotional video is obviously not played during the performance, if a same-sex couple is also featured during O'Shaughnessy's live performance and Russia then refused to broadcast Ireland's entry, they would face sanctions and a possible ban from the competition.
Ireland is set to perform in the first semi-final, while Russia is set to compete in the second semi-final; if O'Shaughnessy gets through to the final and Russia then refuses to broadcast the entry, this is where the problems may lie.
He doesn't seem that bothered by it, though...
— Ryan O'Shaughnessy (@Ryan_Acoustic) March 12, 2018
From Russia with Love pic.twitter.com/MAdN5qmkBe
— Ryan O'Shaughnessy (@Ryan_Acoustic) March 14, 2018