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Summer festivals of Ukraine.

This year, music lovers had hard times: global musicians and then cancel concerts, festivals carry on indefinitely, and some actually “transported” to other countries. But Ukrainians still know how to have fun and if you try, you can find wonderful events throughout the summer. Keep watch of the schedules and you will find many festivals and celebrations. Today we will introduce you to the declared event, which will take place this summer.

Island

When: June 7-9

Where: Kiev, Trukhaniv island

Price: from 300 USD.

Speakers: Ricardo Villalobos, Art Department, Guy Gerber, Ian Pooley, Aquarius Heaven, Sonja Mooner, Jay Haze, Nastia, Rayo, Timur Basha, Lola Palmer, Dizzy and others.

Festival for dance music lovers, the Island is a 48-hour marathon under the open sky. Three sites: two night scenes, one for the “after party”. Fest will appeal to those who love culture club.

Alfa Jazz Fest

When: June 12-15

Where: Lviv

Price: 0 to 800 UAH.

Speakers: Larry Carlton, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Eliane Elias Quartet, Miles Electric Band, Charles Lloyd New Quartet, Lucky Peterson feat. Tamara Peterson.

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Festival “Boldino autumn”

The only festival of Opera and ballet art, devoted to A. S. Pushkin on the right carries a great symbolic name and is held at the Nizhny Novgorod land, because here in the Pushkin family estate, where Alexander came in 1830, in 1933 and 1934, there was a poetic miracle that gave the world Boldino fall of the great poet.

“The idea of Pushkin’s beautiful music festival. Its name is also justified, as Boldin is associated one of the brightest periods of Pushkin. It is difficult to imagine a Russian musical culture without Pushkin. I want to wish the new festival of good fortune, because these musical feasts in any form impulsebuy the interest of the viewer, the listener” — admonished “Boldino autumn” party of the first festival (1986) people’s artist of Russia, conductor of the Bolshoi theatre Fuat Mansurov.

“I think the festival “Boldino autumn” is destined to live long, for inexhaustible works of Pushkin, which formed the basis of already written pieces of music. And many of Pushkin’s stories can be the basis for the creation of new operas and ballets. Any reading of Pushkin — a good brand, half successful, the pilot still has much to offer, especially for people involved in theatre, art lovers”, — Nikolay Alas, Professor, honored worker of arts of Russia.

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Kiev: the most striking events of the capital

The capital in 2013 was constantly feverish. Protest marches, rallies, snow collapse, large-scale preparing for the holidays and football. Edition Segodnia remembered those events in the capital that will remain in the memory of Ukrainians for many years.

Perhaps the most significant event for the country happened at the end of the year. Kyiv became the centre of mass protests and literally the battlefield – if you remember, for example, the events of December 1 on Bankova street.

It all started after the collapse of the signing of the Association Agreement with the EU. Then, on 21 November, Ukrainians, dissatisfied with the policy of the current government, came to the Maidan Nezalezhnosti in Kyiv. In parallel with the capital rally, “Maidan” was going across the country. However, on the night of 30 November, when the Maidan were several hundred students, fighters of special forces “Berkut” dispersed the protesters by force . The next day in the center of the city gathered according to various estimates, from 500 thousand to 1.6 million people.

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