Ruslana , the 2004 Ukrainian Eurovision winner and currently a member of the Ukrainian parliament, continues her charity work again this year with a German tour part of the international project Encounters-Alliance for children. She will be touring 15 German cities all over the country together with project initiator Peter Maffay and many other international artists.
Last year, Ruslana was responsible for the Ukrainian part of the project- Chernobyl 2006 – Children of Spring. The entire project managed to raise 9 million euros through a TV marathon and the sales of a special compilation album by all the participating artists. Part of the money was used to purchase medical equipment for clinics specialising in the treatment of children with birth defects as a result of the nuclear accident in Chernobyl. Click here to learn more about the project.
This year, the charity tour will start on 14 April and it will include 15 destinations all over Germany including Manheim, Leipzig, Munich, Hamburg, Bremen, and Berlin, among others. Artists from all over the world will be joining Ruslana on stage, some of them from China, Israel, Peru, India and South Korea. The aim of the 2007 project,is to raise funds for charitable causes in these countries. Ruslana's personal goal is to raise money for the children's clinics in Kyiv, Dnipropetrovsk and Lviv.
Ruslana said: "Participation of our country in this project, as well as in the concert tour, has a positive impact on a mutual attention of the European community and Ukraine. Due to Peter Maffay we have a good example of effective social and cultural cooperation between countries. Projects like this contribute considerably to the Euro integration processes in Ukraine".