Elton John to congratulate Ukraine’s ex-President Kuchma on birthday

12:12, 07 August 2008
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Crimea to celebrate holiday on Saturday

A stir caused by a birthday of a big man has become a tradition in Crimea. Last year all the southern sea coast of Ukraine had a merry time celebrating the anniversary of singer Sofia Rotaru, and this summer the stir is created by the celebration of birthday of Ukraine’s ex-President Leonid Danylovych Kuchma, Komsomolskaya Pravda v Ukrayine informs.

On Saturday, Kuchma will receive congratulations from not only politicians but also pop stars, including foreign ones. According to the information of the newspaper, Elton John is expected to attend the celebration. Rumors are rife that Kuchma chose among a list that included also Sting and Tina Turner. However, as Sir Elton and Kuchma’s daughter Olena Franchuk are friends, Kuchma set his choice namely on his candidacy.

As for Ukrainian stars, they invited singers Taisia Povaliy, Nikolay Baskov, Natalia Mohylevska, and Phillip Kirkorov.

The guests were officially invited to attend the celebration as early as in April. Besides, one of the most luxurious hotels of Yalta – Oeranda – was practically almost booked for the celebration.

Among the guests there are also the Klitchko brothers, Volodymyr Lytvyn, Dmytro Tabachnyk, Inna Bohoslovska, Roman Bexsmertny, Raisa Bohatyryova, and others.

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