Musical and poetic evening event in support of Poly Prokhorova 22nd of June
On Thursday, 22th of June, a musical and poetic evening event was held in support of 9-year-old Polina Prokhorova, child under care of Rusfond UK, in Mission of Rossotrudnichestvo in London. Polina and her mother Evgenia Prokhorova arrive to London very soon for a very complicated operation. Rusfond UK thanks everyone who did not stay away and helped Polinochka. More than £1,000 was collected in her favour at the party!
22th of June 1941 is one of the saddest dates in the history of Russia – the day of the beginning of the Great Patriotic War. The musical and poetic evening was organised in memory of this date. Songs of military years were performed by professional musicians and children's groups at the evening. The welcoming speech was delivered by representatives of Rossotrudnichestvo – Olga Belyaeva, and the Embassy – Konstantin Shlykov. The host of the evening, Margarita Markova, offered to honour the memory of all those who died in that terrible war with a minute of silence. Afterwards Pyotr Ryabko, a member of the Literary Club, a talented writer and master mariner, described his military childhood.
The concert program was opened with the song “22nd of June” by Tatiana Murga and Igor Woods. The performance of the children from the choir "Sun" («Солнышко»), under the direction of Irina Pskovitina was very touching. Ballet performance dedicated to the children of the war of the students of the Ballet School of Natalia Kremen gave everyone the jitters. Katia Baisini and Sofia Veligodskaya, under the guidance of the choreographer Elizaveta Muravyova, prepared brilliant ballet performance especially for this evening. Svetlana Kravtsova, a member of the Board of Trustees of Rusfond UK, presented letters of gratitude to all the small participants.
We cannot fail to note the heartfelt performance of the duet "Currant" («Смородина»), poems by the poets David Kudykov and Margarita Markova. No one was left untouched by the theatrical performance by Larisa Pronina and Alexander Moshnin. Reading of excerpts from the "Tyorkin" performed by the Chairman of the Literary Club Valentina Korkordan caused laughter through tears. Valentina introduced the poet Tatyana Shilayana, who read her poem about the war written in the fifth grade.
Many spectators were moved to tears by the performance of Tatyana Rybakova, who performed her songs on the verses of David Kudykov. These opuses were also written especially for the evening of memory and sorrow. Iraida Vasilievna, Tatyana Rybakova's mother, who survived the Great Patriotic War, attended the evening. Tatyana dedicated her song "About the children of war" to her mother.
The evening ended with a buffet table, culinary treats for which were provided by cafe Vatrushka and restaurant of Georgian cuisine Walnut and Spice.
Rusfond UK expresses gratitude to all spectators, participants and volunteers who helped to organize and run the evening event.