The opening ceremony of the Eurovision song contest-2017 may be held in Mariinsky Park. This was stated by Deputy head of Kyiv city state administration Alexey Reznikov, reports the press service of the KSCA.

According to Reznikov, as a possible location for the gala opening of the Eurovision song contest is considered the Mariinsky Park. Also the possibility of arranging the European Village on Khreschatyk street – in the area from Khmelnytskoho street to street.

Deputy head of KCSA noted that all the locations are determined exclusively by NTU and the European broadcasting Union. Kiev as a partner of the competition is responsible for the landscaping around the main location of International exhibition centre, provision of transport, repair of roads, infrastructural issues and the like.

Earlier it was reported that the official opening of Eurovision-2017, with a red carpet, with the participation of delegations of countries-participants of the competition will take place on the territory of the reserve Sophia Cathedral. The protest was organized by the Ukrainian Helsinki Union, giving President Petro Poroshenko the open letter with the demand to prohibit the holding of the ceremony outside the temple.

The semifinals and finals of the international song contest Eurovision will be held in the IEC on the Left Bank in may 2017. The exact dates will be known for a few months before the contest.

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