site.btaEaster Concert in Bolgrad Raises Funds for Military
An Easter concert for the residents of Bolgrad, which has a large ethnic Bulgarian population, took place on the eve of the holy Christian holiday. More than 100 artists from the city took part in the concert, prepared by the Centre for Culture and Recreation of the Bolgrad City Council. Part of the funds raised will be donated to the military at the front.
The 400-seats hall, where the concert was performed, was almost full. All events in Bolgrad since the beginning of the war have started with a minute of silence - in memory of those who died at the front, among whom are also Bessarabian Bulgarians. There is a bomb shelter in the building in case people have to take cover, Zhanna Suslina, head of the department of culture, tourism, youth and sports at the Bolgrad city council, told BTA.
"Such events are very necessary for the people. All our cultural and mass events have two tasks - to bring spirituality to the audience and to support the army. An arts and crafts fair was held in the lobby of the Centre on the day of the concert," said Suslina.
Easter Psalms were also performed.
Bulgarian folk dances and Ukrainian choreographic compositions were staged by the folk ensemble for Bulgarian dances "Bessarabia" headed by Peter Dimitrov, as well as the exemplary ensemble "Inspiration" headed by Victoria Alavatskaya.