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Grandmother of Alexander Rybak told about her grandson

 Grandmother of Alexander Rybak, in Vitebsk, told about her grandson to the reporter of “Vitbichy”

Published: 6.3.2014.
Source: vitbichi.by Text and photos: Natalya Drozdova
Translated from Russian by Mónika Menyhért

I went to visit the grandmother of Sasha Rybak, a charming Norwegian guy with Belarusian roots, who wasn’t famous when waking up that day, but  he was when falling asleep on the night of his triumphant victory with the piercing song Fairytale at the Eurovision Song Contest in 2009 in Moscow. Maya Borisovna watched her grandson’s performance on television exactly in this apartment on Chernyakhovsky Avenue in Vitebsk, along with her sister Natasha, and … she is thinking back now:

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Alexander Rybak and MILKI in the talk-show “Good evening Vitebsk” 20.07.15

Alexander and MILKI were guests in the talk show “Good evening Vitebsk” 20. 07.15. The show was recorded when Alexander was in Vitebsk earlier this month to perform at the annual Slavic bazaar.

In the beginning of the video there are some glimpse of Alexander’s  visits in Vitebsk, among others the beautiful performance of Kupalinka in 2009. His first performance in Belarus 🙂

Video recorded by TessaLa


Alexander Rybak at the concert “Golden Hit” at Slavic Bazaar in Vitebsk

Kotik” and “Fairytale” 

Unfortunately, there were problems with a sound (echo) at the concert, so  it was decided to close the video.  Sorry for that.

Thanks to Lesya Kozhevnikova for the recording


Alexander Rybak at the opening of Slavic Bazaar in Vitebsk 2015

Alexander  performed at the Grand Opening of the 24th Slavic Bazaar in Vitebsk, Belarus, on the 9th of July, where he sang the song “Made in Belarus” together with other Belorussian artists – Alyona Lanskaya, Teo and Ruslan Alekhno.

Alexander Rybak in Slavic Bazaar, Vitebsk, Belarus 2014

Alexander’s performances in the Slavic Bazaar in Vitebsk in July 2014

Alexander performed at four events during the festival, and he was also a jury member in the contest “Pop song performers”. Below you’ll find videos of his performances. 🙂

“Into A Fantasy” at the Opening Ceremony of the festival 11th of July.

“Roll with The Wind” at International Song Contest “Vitebsk 2014the 12th of July.

“Strela Amura” at the Slavic Bazaar 12th of July 2014 . Video recorded på Catalina Balan.

“Kiss and Tell” at the “International Song Contest “Vitebsk 2014″ 13th of July.

Article and video: Alexander Rybak at the charity presentation of his new video in Vitebsk, Belarus

The article published on 11.07.2014 on gorodvitebsk.by

Author: Karina Shlapakova. 

Found by Ulli Cologne. Translation by Zhanna Sergueeva. English revision by Anni Jowett.


Alexander Rybak at the presentation of his new video in Vitebsk

On July 11 a charity presentation of the animated movie “How to Train Your Dragon 2” attached to the release of the new video of Alexander Rybak took place in Vitebsk .

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Alexander Rybak at “Slavyansky Bazaar 2014”


Alexander comes to Vitebsk (Belarus) to one of the most popular music festival and song contest “Slavyansky Bazaar”. Since July 10th to July 13th he will both perform at various shows and will be a jury member of the contest. Here is his full schedule for the next days and information about TV-broadcasts:

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Alexander Rybak in the Ukrainian program “The Incredible Truth About Stars”

Recording by Sonya Luzina. Russian translation by Sveta Plyasun. English translation and subs by Julia B.

Videos: Alexander Rybak in the diaries of the “Slavic Bazaar”

Alexander Slavic Bazaar, Vitebsk, Belarus, 11-12.07.2012.

Alexander Rybak took part in the Slavinskya Bazaar in Vitebsk, Belarus 11-12 of July 2012. Here we have gathered pictures from his visit, taken by the people mentioned below.  

Pictures by Alexander Klimov, Elena Snetkova,   Evgeniy Krasnook,  Larisa Kudryavtseva, Tatiana Fedotkina,  Michael Sadchikov,  Vitaly Pyvovarchyk, Dmitry Korobeinikov

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Alexander Rybak taught his niece to play the violin at the “Slavic Bazaar”

Article published on kp.ru 13.07.2012.

Text by Sergey Andrianov. Photos by Evgeniy Krasnook.

Link to the original article: http://kp.ru/daily/25915/2868951/

Translation by Sonya Luzina. English revision by Lillian Llewellyn

Rybak arrived at his sister’s place on the outskirts of Vitebsk in the evening before the festival opening concert, with flowers! He bought roses and lilies for his niece Uliana and brought a CD with his songs for his half-sister Julia (she’s daughter of Sasha’s dad Igor Rybak from his first marriage). And he brought his violin, of course.

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Slavic Bazaar in Vitebsk, Belarus. July 12th 2012

Alexander performed at the big cultural event “Slavic Bazaar” in Vitebsk, Belarus on July 12th 2012 in two performances.  The first performance was at the concert “Songs of Summer”, which took place late at night/early in the morning on July 12th.

Found and recorded by Sonya Luzina. All rights belong to Belarus-1-TV.

Небасхіл Еўропы (Belarusian Europe’s skies) 0.02
Стрела Амура (Strela Amura) 3.42


Alexanders second performance was a part of official Grand Opening of the “Slavic Bazaar”, which took place in the evening and night on July 12th.

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Article: “Chronicles of the “Slavic Bazaar”. Alexander Rybak invited Europe to Belarus”, 12.07.2012

Article published on http://naviny.by/, 12.07.2012, 19:18

Link to the original article here. Text: Anastasia Solonovich. Photo: Alexander Klimov.

Found and translated by Zhanna Sergueeva. English revision by Anni Jowett.

Chronicles of the “Slavic Bazaar”. Alexander Rybak invited Europe to Belarus.

The Norwegian with Belarusian roots Alexander Rybak has become the first guest of the project “Star hour” on the XXI International Festival “Slavic Bazaar in Vitebsk”. However, some journalists used the allotted time for questions to switch the attention of Rybak on themselves.

Known for his sense of humour Alexander Rybak wins us over with his sincerity and innocent jokes, and the musician always communicates with the journalists very politely, and if teasing , then it is good-naturedly. Continue reading Article: “Chronicles of the “Slavic Bazaar”. Alexander Rybak invited Europe to Belarus”, 12.07.2012

TV-clip from Alexanders rehearsal with dancers in Vitebsk. July 12th 2012

Newsclip published on www.tvr.by 12.7.2012

Link to original clip here ( 04.54 – 05.24 )

Recording, english translation and subs by Sonya Luzina.

Article+video: Slavianski Bazaar. July 13th 2012

Article published by Fotis ( Greece ) on www.oikotimes.com 13.7.2012. Link to original Oikotimes-article here. The text is taken from a longer article published on www.festival.vitebsk.by 13.7.2012. Link to original article, written by Vera Medvetskaya here.

Video from Alexanders rehearsals and meeting with fans, recorded by Victoria13Lapeho

Found by Sonya Luzina

Slavianski Bazaar 2012

The festival is symbolic. Symbolically that children’s musical contest winners from different years opened the 1st part of the Festive ceremony: Martin Jordan (Bulgaria), Sasha Nehaj (Belarus), Kasia-Bell (Poland), Maria (Romania) and Arina Doronina (Russia). They are the future of the festival. “We’ll be stars”, – sang Arina, and this is a sincere thank to “Slavianski Bazaar in Vitebsk”.

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