Ruslana continues successful charity project

by Stella Floras 44 views

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".

Tour dates:

14.04.07 Mannheim
16.04.07 Leipzig
18.04.07 Cologne
20.04.07 Stuttgart
21.04.07 Munich
25.04.07 Hamburg
27.04.07 Bremen
28.04.07 Berlin
29.04.07 Halle/Westf
01.05.07 Frankfurt
02.05.07 Krefeld
04.05.07 Dortmund
06.05.07 Kiel
07.05.07 Braunschweig
08.05.07 Nuremberg

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Stella Floras

Thanks to Johnny Logan and Hold me now I fell in love with the Eurovision Song Contest, a love that's been going strong ever since with undiminished passion. My first memories date back to 1977 and the lyrics of Rock bottom, Dschinghis Khan and A ba ni bi are still engraved in my brain.

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