Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Donetsk People's Republic

First Music and Poetry Fest «Big Donbass»

19 August 2015
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From August 13 till 16 First Music and Poetry Fest of unconquered Donbass took place in Donetsk. There is no Fest in the history that took place during war conditions. All its participants are real heroes. Despite the war and shelling, all planned events were held on the high level. Program was eventful; all participants pertained to it responsibly as to important and necessary work. As soldiers fight at the frontline, poets and musicians fought at own front area, breaking through informational blockade and telling the world a truth about war in Donbass.

Under the aegis of the Ministry of Foreign affairs, within the framework of signed Memorandum on Cooperation, performances on national creative groups took place, namely Assyrians, Greeks, Roma, Bulgarians and other representatives of nationalities, residing in peace and good-neighborly relations on Donetsk land.

Fest participants list is huge: Alexander Mirzajan, Vladimir Skobtsov, Gennadiy Gorelik, Vladislav Rusanov, Aleksey Arbatov, Maya Pirogova and other great people. DPR agency team supported Fest to the utmost.

Also, in the framework of Fest, presentation of Donbass poetic edition «Courage time» took place in Krupskaya library, issued by international fund «Courage Time». Vjacheslav Nikonov, Chairman of Fund board, sent welcome letter to «big Donbass» Fest, and noticed significance and cultural value of good start.

Fest has finished, but started work will continue in different directions, presented at scene. By this Fest Donbass has demonstrated the whole world moral courage, that it lives and holds ground!

Photo from Fest are presented in the album.