SIMFEROPOL (QHA) - The song contest ‘Crimean dawns’ is revived in Crimea. At a press conference, head of Crimean Government Anatoly Mogilev expressed confidence that the revived ‘Crimean Dawns’ contest will become a Crimean brand and urged all gifted children to take part in the competition. "It is symbolic that Crimea gives new life with new traditions to this festival in the year declared by the President of Ukraine the ‘Year of Children's Art.’ The revival of the festival is a momentous event for Crimea. I wish all the participants to achieve the same heights, reached by the participants of this festival in the 1970s and 1990s. I am sure that not only post-Soviet stars, but also worldwide stars will appear at our festival,"- claimed Mohyliov. Young Crimean residents aged 12 to 16 will be able to apply for participation in the competition until September 5. Note: The First All-Union Song Contest Crimean Dawns was held in 1973. In the 1970-1990s, the song contest had a major influence on the development of the art of song and music in general. It opened the new names and many singers became famous thanks to this festival. These singers include Valery Leontyev, Filipp Kirkorov, Mykola Mozgovy, Yuri Bogatikov, Sofia Rotaru, Aleksandr Serov, Anne Veski and many others. The festival ceased to be held in connection with the collapse of the USSR.

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