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From Russia with Love – Russian media speculate on Eurovision romance between Ryan and Dina

Brian O'Reilly in Malmo

Published 16/05/2013 | 12:17

Ryan Dolan and Russia's Dina Garipova on a paddleboat ride through the channel in the middle of Malm?.
Ryan Dolan and Russia's Dina Garipova on a paddleboat ride through the channel in the middle of Malm?.
Ryan Dolan and Russia's Dina Garipova being interviewed by russian media
Ryan Dolan and Russia's Dina Garipova being interviewed by russian media
Ryan Dolan and Russia's Dina Garipova on a paddleboat ride through the channel in the middle of Malm?.
Ryan Dolan and Russia's Dina Garipova on a paddleboat ride through the channel in the middle of Malmo.

HIS Eurovision song is all about love, and it looks like Ryan Dolan could have found it in Malmo – at least according to the Russian media.

Dolan made a promotional visit to the country in the run up to the Eurovison, where he first met their representative Dina Garipova.

They got on well during their first meeting, with Ryan requiring heavy security as they were mobbed with fans.

However speculation is now rife in Russian media that the pair are a couple.

Yesterday during a photo shoot involving the pair, Ryan offered his hand to Dina to help her into a paddle boat.

However Russian media have latched on to the fact in Russian custom, when I man offers his hand to a lady it means they will get married at some point in the future.

Russia’s Dina is said to have blushed at the suggestion, however her fans have now gone into overdrive speculating on the romance.

Russia and Ireland both qualified from the first semi final on Tuesday, and will appear in Saturday’s final.

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