Yalta is preparing not only for the holiday season, but also for the 75th anniversary of Victory in the Great Patriotic War. The main events will begin in April, simultaneously with the celebration of the 76th anniversary of the liberation of Crimea in 1944, the city administration informed.
The details of the festivities are still kept secret, but it is already known, for example, that from April 30 to May 1 there will be a federal "Road to Yalta" music festival, the organizing committee of which will be headed by a popular singer Lev Leshchenko. On the 75th anniversary of the Victory popular war-time songs will be performed by musicians from around the world.
"The best songs about the Great Patriotic War, familiar to every Russian audience since childhood ("Dark Night", "Dugout", "No Birds Sing Here…", "Cranes", "Swarthy-faced Girl", etc.) will be performed in English, Italian, Spanish, French, Polish and other languages. The semi-final of the competition will be held on April 30, and the final − on May 1. The jury will evaluate the level of skill and technique, the artistry of the participants, as well as the impressiveness, originality and integrity of the performance. The main prize for the first place is 30 thousand Euros", — the official website of the festival informs.
On May 9, the traditional program will include events on the Hill of Glory and the procession of the Immortal Regiment. Particular attention will be paid to the festive decoration of the city: in addition to the usual installations, large posters with portraits of veterans and Heroes of the Soviet Union will be installed in the streets. Portraits will be shown on LED displays.
"We will try to recreate the real spirit of the Victory Day 75 years ago, there will be a memorial zone, war songs will be performed by the first-rate stars and much more", — the press service quoted the Head of the Yalta administration office Irina Romanets.