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12 Jul 2018

Lukashenko to attend Slavianski Bazaar opening ceremony

MINSK, 12 July (BelTA) – Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko will take part in the opening ceremony of the 27th edition of the International Festival of Arts Slavianski Bazaar in Vitebsk on 12 July, BelTA learned from the press service of the Belarusian leader.

Alexander Lukashenko will present a special award Through Art To Peace and Understanding to Soviet and Kazakhstan singer, actress and educator, People’s Artist of Kazakhstan Professor Roza Rymbayeva.

Alexander Lukashenko will also hand over the Lira Award to the Grand Prix holder of the 16th edition of the International Junior Song Contest Vitebsk 2018. The winner will be known shortly before the opening ceremony.

Taking part in the concert will be Nikolai Baskov, Irina Allegrova, Zara, Igor Nikolayev, Oleg Menshikov and his Dream Orchestra, the Vivaldi Orchestra conducted by Svetlana Bezrodnaya, the renowned Turetsky Choir, Gzhel Moscow State Academic Dance Theater; Inna Afanasieva, Irina Dorofeyeva, Ruslan Alekhno, Anatoly Yarmolenko and the Syabry music group, Emir Kusturica & The No Smoking Orchestra, Goran Bregovic and his Wedding and Funeral Orchestra, Rafael, Natalia Oreiro, Taisia Povaliy, Roza Rymbayeva, Dimash Kudaibergen and many more.

The start of the cultural forum was preceded by a spectacular ceremony. Artists and musicians showed up in the city streets to invite local residents and visitors to the Summer Amphitheater complex. A flag of the festival was raised along the flags of the participating states at noon.

The 27th edition of the International Festival of Arts Slavianski Bazaar in Vitebsk is taking place from 12 to 16 July. Additional events are scheduled for 17-18 July.

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