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11 Jul 2019

Taisia Povaliy receives Belarusian president's award ‘Through Art to Peace and Understanding’

Taisia Povaliy receives Belarusian president's award ‘Through Art to Peace and Understanding’

VITEBSK, 12 July (BelTA) – People’s Artist of Ukraine and Ingushetia Taisia Povaliy has been honored with the special award of the Belarusian president “Through Art to Peace and Understanding”. The head of state presented the award to the singer during the official opening ceremony of the 28th edition of the International Festival of Arts Slavianski Bazaar in Vitebsk on 11 July, BelTA has learned

Aleksandr Lukashenko noted that Slavianski Bazaar, which has raised the whole generation for 28 years of its existence, has started many good traditions. One of them is to honor the wonderful artists who contribute by their art to the strengthening of friendship among peoples.

“This year we present the special award ‘Through Art to Peace and Understanding’ to the outstanding singer and good friend of not only Belarus but also Russia - People's Artist of Ukraine Taisia Povaliy. Her story is special: she won the Grand Prix of the Vitebsk Song Contest on this stage. Today the star with her name was deservedly unveiled on the Square of Stars of our festival,” the president said. The head of state wished that Taisia Povaliy’s artistic path will become an example for everyone who takes their first steps in the world of music, including Belarus’ representative Ksenia Galetskaya who won the Grand Prix of the Vitebsk Junior Song Contest in 2019. The young singer also received her award from the hands of the president. “I would like the career of this winner to follow in the footsteps of that of Taisia Povaliy,” added Alexander Lukashenko.

Taisia Povaliy noted that the special award of the Belarusian president has becomes a very important event for her. “The fact that I receive it on the Belarusian land is also very important for me because it is here that everything is being done for the sake of peace, friendship and understanding between peoples,” the singer said.

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