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News of Odessa

08 January 2007

New Year on Dumskaya square

How Odessa celebrated the New Year 2007. Despite the rainy weather on the first night of January, 1, 2007, Dumskaya square was cramped with the ones willing to witness the festive concert and celebrate the New Year together with Odessa city mayor.

Despite the rainy weather on the first night of January, 1, 2007, Dumskaya square of Odessa was cramped with the ones willing to witness the interesting cultural program organized by the city hall building and celebrate the New Year together with Odessa city mayor Eduard Gurvits.

On the New Year’s Eve, the city management organized a lot of festive measures in the educational establishments and different city squares. But the New Year celebration on Dumskaya square was the most gripping one.

All the ones present became extremely interesting in the contest among the pairs of sweethearts. The winners gained a chance to visit some exotic countries and have a rest in the world famous resorts.

Odessa city deputy mayor Tatiana Fidirko expressed her being glad because of the New Year celebrations by the city hall building having become a good tradition. “The last year, we have lived in peace and harmony; we have jointly solved every problem we had. The results of our work are a good proof of this. It is extremely important, that so many citizens of Odessa gathered together again and wished each other well. This means that the year 200 will be successful for Odessa as well”, summed up Tatiana Fidirko.

During his interview with the journalists, one more Odessa city deputy mayor Vakhtangi Ubiria expressed his being sure of Odessa citizens’ life conditions to be improved in the New Year 2007. “The last year and a half, Eduard Gurvits’ crew did a lot of worthy deeds. And we will do more, including the problems of transport communication organizing and private cars parking places functioning in Odessa”, said Mr. Ubiria.

After the great fireworks, Odessa city mayor Eduard Gurvits congratulated everybody with the New Year 2007. The wished all of the Odessa citizens to have their dreams and expectations come true. “The most pleasant thing of the New Year’s Eve is the nicest meetings' and the most unexpected adventures' happening. Wish you all the best. Wish you victories and success. Happy New Year!”, said Eduard Gurvits.

The contest during which the young couple became the owners of the new two-room apartment was the main intrigue of the celebration. The contest was allowed to be participated by Odessa citizens under 35 years registered on the apartment books in the district state administrations, and there were approximately 800 young families. After the contest, the lucky number (21) was demonstrated by Odessa city mayor Eduard Gurvits. He handed the keys of the new apartment and all the necessary papers to the winners.

The famous singer Alyona Vinnitskaya and “Druga Rika” band were the ones to entertain Odessa citizens almost till the morning of January, 1, 2007.

Source: odessa.ua

 

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