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Slavianski Bazaar in Vitebsk to open July 14

Slavianski Bazaar in Vitebsk will shine with new colors this year. The first events of the international art festival in the northern capital start on July 12.

Three exhibitions will open in the Museum of Art, with an incredibly beautiful spectacle to unfold on the stage of the local drama theater. Late at night, the first concert of the festival will take place: Sergey Lazarev will perform on the stage of the Summer Amphitheatre.

Restaurants and other eateries are preparing to welcome guests. One of hotel restaurants said that it takes not less than 100 kilograms of potatoes and vegetables to prepare food for everyone during the festival week.

Nadezhda Tsurbanova, head of the restaurant:
Usually, stars order potato pancakes. They even come from other hotels... For instance, singers Valeria, Gazmanov. Laima [Vaikule] stayed here and ordered fried chicken legs and vegetables. Moiseev orders herring, vegetables and potatoes.

The organizers are not revealing the name of the holder of the special presidential award "Through art to peace and mutual understanding".

Anastasia But, CTV:
Here they are, eight trucks with stage equipment and several days of work behind. The stage is now ready for Slaviansky Bazaar. On July 12, it will welcome Russian pop star Sergey Lazarev, with his solo concert. The festival itself will open on July 14.

Slavianski Bazaar in Vitebsk to open July 14