Opening ceremony of Women in the World Summit was held April 3rd in New York and will continue for three days at THE DAVID h. KOCH THEATER. Ruslana was invited to participate in the event as a Maidan activist who revealed her active social position. At the opening ceremony of the Summit, which gathered distinguished guests and participants, Ruslana performed a special version of the anthem of Ukraine in Ukrainian and English languages.
It has become a tradition to participate in the Summit for the ex-First Lady and American politician, Hillary Clinton, Director of the International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde, Ambassador of the United States on global women’s issues and women’s Vital Voices Foundation, which Ruslana had repeatedly cooperated with, Melanie Weaver and famous Hollywood actress Meryl Streep.
The Women in the World Summit was launched in 2010 by a famous journalist, editor of The Daily Beast and the author of numerous talk shows Tina Brown. The event aims to join world leaders and activists whose activities resolve global women’s issue. This year’s meeting was been attended by more than 2500 women from all over the world.
Today at the closing ceremony of the Summit, Ruslana performed “Euphoria” – the song that outstripped Maidan by almost 2 years and prophetically reflected the upcoming events in the video. She asked for the light lanterns to be lit in solidarity and support of the Ukrainian people against Putin’s tyranny– and in response there were 3, 000 lanterns lit!
American Maidan supported Ukraine. That’s how actions often speak much louder than any kind of words.
Also Ruslana met with Hillary Clinton in private on the eve of the Summit, and in the following days the singer will take part in television programs, including the Charlie Rose show, and Good Morning America, as well as meet with the Ukrainian community and visit the Ukrainian Museum