President of Ukraine Viktor Yushchenko greets organizers, participants and guests of National Sorochyntsi fair opened on Tuesday in Poltava region. The President’s greeting is publicized on President’s web site. Especially President welcomes delegations from Georgia, Moldova, Russia, Poland, Brazil, Germany, the USA and Estonia.

“Fairs in Ukraine have great history. Fairs used to be held but only one of them –Sorochyntsi fair that is famous for great writer Mykola Gogol, became the most famous and national,” the President’s greeting says.

According to him, today it is a big annual fair with its folk and art traditions. Not only Ukrainians but representatives from foreign countries participate in it.

Yushchenko wished organizers, participants and guests of National Sorochyntsi fair robust health, happiness and prosperity.

National Sorochyntsi fair lasts on August 14-19 in village Velyki Sorochyntsi in Poltava region. Official opening of the fair is expected today on August 15.

President Viktor Yushchenko is expected to visit Sorochyntsi fair on August 18.


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