The mayor of Kiev Klitschko officially opened the Eurovision song contest-2017

Vitali Klitschko

22:39
Sun, May 7 2017
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The mayor of Kiev Vitaly Klitschko presented the Ukrainian capital to the participants and guests of the competition at the opening of Eurovision-2017.

The mayor of Kiev Vitaly Klitschko presented the Ukrainian capital to the participants and guests of the competition at the opening ceremony of the Eurovision song contest on Sunday evening, reported the press service of Kyiv city mayor.

“Only those who are able to create and his talent to unite people, able to fight and win and change the world around them,” – said V. Klitschko, introducing the participants and guests of the song contest, the Ukrainian capital during the opening ceremony of the Eurovision-2017.

The opening ceremony of the Eurovision-2017

The story of the mayor about the history and the present of Kiev was accompanied by a video .

“European musical capital welcomes all! Kiev happy that this year he through music unites millions of people around the world. And believe me, this is particularly important and exciting. Because only one who is able to create and his talent to unite people, able to fight and win! Able to change the world around you. Proved that Ukrainians, when almost 4 years ago came out in Kiev on Maidan for the right to create the European future of their country. More than 100 patriots laid down their lives … And this whole world knows”, – said V. Klitschko.

The mayor stressed that Kiev has always been a European city, both geographically and mentally.

“The world remembers the French Queen Anne, who ruled in Paris in the eleventh century. She was the daughter of Kyiv Prince Yaroslav the Wise. By the way, the founder of the University of Paris dance, the famous choreographer Serge Lifar – was also born in Kiev. At the origins of creativity of avant-garde artists were born in Kiev Kazimir Malevich. A hundred years ago in Kiev was designed by the prototype of the first helicopter in the world. And its inventor Igor Sikorsky lived a few miles from here – in the center of Kiev”, – said V. Klitschko.

He stressed that Kiev has constructed the world’s largest transport aircraft “Mriya”, and most Hollywood films are shot using a telescopic camera cranes, created in Kiev by “Filmotekhnik”, winner of two technical Oscars.

“Ukrainian IT specialists to create the world of the future, and they are known throughout the world. Clothes from Ukrainian designers worn by international stars, developing Ukrainian music, cinema, encouraging young Ukrainian artists”, – said the mayor, adding that today in Kiev are organically intertwined the centuries-old history and modernity.

“I hope this contest is a musical event will be a new push for new creative ideas and achievements, which will hear the world. Kiev happy that I got this year, the European musical capital. After all, the Eurovision song contest unites people. It has no boundaries and no barriers, neither language, nor cultural, nor national. I am convinced that music can change the world. Make it kinder and wiser, more spiritual and tolerant. Hence, let the music everywhere!”, summed up the Klitschko.

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