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Festival flag raised at Slavonic Bazaar in Vitebsk for the first time

The opening ceremony of the Slavianski Bazaar festival has taken place on the stage of the Vitebsk Summer Amphitheater. On the stage yesterday night were the brightest stars of Belarusian and foreign music.

Vitebsk has lived in this festive atmosphere for several days. Festival grounds are working across the city.

For guests of this grand cultural forum dozens of concerts, shows and performances have been prepared. To do this, a record number of artists - about 6,000 thousand from nearly fifty countries - have gathered in the northern capital of Belarus.

For the first time in the history of Slavianski Bazaar, the flag of the festival has been raised.

Taking part in the ceremony was the victor of the contest of young pop performers of 2015 Dimash Kudaibergenov. His song Slavyanka opened the way to a dream for the young talent from Kazakhstan.

Dimash Kudaibergen, winner of the International Pop Song Performers Contest "Vitebsk 2015":
For me, it is a great honor since Slavic Bazaar, as you know, has produced such famous artists as Taisia Povaliy and Anzhelika Agurbash.

The City of Masters is a separate part of the festival, with its own atmosphere. The Crafts Fair has been working non-stop for three days. There are long queues near the counters with souvenirs. 

Guests of the festival:
We have come from St. Petersburg especially for the festival. We want to see what is happening here. Very interesting, curious.

This is something interesting. It's an unusual feeling when you can have fun and relax

Concert grounds can be seen throughout Vitebsk. Among the artists are major Russian pop stars such as Sergey Lazarev and Kristina Orbakaite, Maxim Galkin with his spouse legendary Alla Pugacheva. Interestingly, it was at the Slavonic Bazaar in Vitebsk where they met 15 years ago.

Meanwhile, artists continue to gather in Vitebsk.  The official festival program will last three more days.

Anatoly Yarmolenko, People's Artist of Belarus: 
Slavianski Bazaar is a place where people are pleased to meet and share the brightest impressions.

By the way, you can now get to Slavianski Bazaar evening concerts on a special festival train.

Festival flag raised at Slavonic Bazaar in Vitebsk for the first time