On the last Tuesday of April, the world community celebrated the 25th anniversary of the Chornobyl disaster. On this day, the "Chornobyl Time" Memorial Evening, organized by the International Children's Fund for Survivors, was held at the National Palace of Arts "Ukraine", with the full support of the Ministry of Social Policy. The event invited the liquidators of the Chernobyl accident, government officials and parliamentarians, heads of international "Chernobyl" humanitarian organizations, diplomats.
The honorable guests first of all got acquainted with the exhibition of paintings from artistic straws and artistic craft made of wood by students of the Ovruch Small Academy of Folk Arts and Crafts in the foyer of the Palace of Ukraine, and a photo exhibition "My Homeland - Chernobyl Zone", where pictures of students from Kiev , Zhytomyr, Rivne and Volyn oblasts, who live in areas of unconditional and voluntary resettlement.
The evening of memory "Time of Chornobyl" was opened by Vice Prime Minister - Minister of Social Policy Sergey Tigipko. Sergei read out an appeal to the Prime Minister of Ukraine Mykola Azarov in connection with the 25th anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster and presented the Order "For Merit" citizen of Russia - President of the Scientific Center "Kurchatov Institute" Evgeny Velikhov and US citizen - Vice President of International The "Children of Chernobyl for Survival" grant to Mikhail Grobman, and also awarded the honorary decorations of the Ministry of Social Policy with a group of domestic heroes of Chernobyl.
The Evening program of memory continued the concert, which was performed by Oksana Antonyuk and Timur Miroshnichenko. The concert was attended by National Presidential Orchestra, Choir of the Kyiv Municipal Academic Opera and Ballet for children and youth, academic Ukrainian folk-ethnographic ensemble "Kalina" theater of modern choreography "Constellation Aniko" Kyiv Chamber Choir "Blagovest" well-known artists Rice Nedashkovskaya Vladimir Talashko Anatoly Yurchenko, Michael Brunskyy Alex Ponomarenko, Sergey Yurchenko and finalist of "Eurovision-2010" Alyosha.
The highlight of the program were performances by young singers - winners of the festival "Song Garden" Alina Bashkin, Victoria Litvinchuk, Artem Kondratyuk, Irene and Anna Roshkulets quiet. When the scene polynula Japanese melody of the song "I Believe" performed another winner "Garden Song" - children's ensemble "Kyiv Nightingale" The crowd rose from their seats as a sign of deep respect to the heroes and victims of the accident at the nuclear power plant "Fukushima".