: Jamala will receive People's Artist of Ukraine title – Minister of Culture

17:47 May. 15, 2016

Jamala will receive People's Artist of Ukraine title – Minister of Culture

Ukraine's Jamala celebrates with the trophy after winning the Eurovision Song Contest final with the song '1944' in Stockholm, Sweden, Sunday, May 15, 2016. (AP Photo)

Yevhen Nyshchuk thanks the singer for her convincing win

Ukrainian singer Jamala, who won the 61st Eurovision song contest in Stockholm, will soon be awarded the People's Artist of Ukraine. This was reported by the country's Minister of Culture Yevhen Nyshchuk, who joined top officials, politicians, public activists and ordinary Ukrainians in their congratulations to Jamala.

"Whatever one's attitude to this type of award, I think it is a small compliment from the state, symbolic and pleasant acknowledgement," Nyshchuk wrote on his social media page.

People's Artist of Ukraine is the highest honourary title awarded to outstanding performing artists.

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The 32-year-old Crimean Tatar singer is returning to Ukraine on Sunday and is expected to be greeted in Kyiv's airport by thousands of fans.

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Jamala became the second Ukrainian winner of Eurovision after Ruslana Lyzhychko won with her song "Wild Dances" in 2004.

 

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