Donetsk, Oct 15 – DAN. Russian singer Iosif Kobzon gave a concert today in Donbass Opera closing World Ballet Stars festival. DPR Head Alexander Zakharchenko attended the concert to greet the prominent musician who is well-known for his support of Donbass people.
Earlier in the day Kobzon delivered humanitarian aid to a boarding school and kindergarten in Donetsk. Kobzon has been supporting Donbass people since the war in the region unfolded.
Iosif Kobzon was born in Donbass in 1937 in the town of Chasov Yar. He is an honorary citizen of Donetsk, Makeevka, Artyemovsk, Gorlovka and other towns in Donetsk region. In 2014 after Kiev launched an offensive against Donbass, Kobzon was striped of his honorary citizenship in Dnepropetrovsk and other Ukrainian cities.
From the very beginning of Donbass war he supported the choice of people of the region. Kobzon performed in Donetsk several times. He was awarded People's Artist of DPR title on February, 23, 2015, and the Hero of DPR title on August, 29.