The opening ceremony of the 27th International Festival of Arts Slavianski Bazaar in Vitebsk is hours away. The flag of the festival will be raised. A bit later Roza Rymbayeva, holder of the special award of the Belarusian President, will have her name immortalized on the Celebrity Square. The semi-final draw of the International Song Contest Vitebsk 2018 will take place as well. By this time the winner of the Junior Song Contest will already be known. The Slavianski Bazaar opening concert will kick off today on the stage of the Summer Amphitheater featuring Emir Kusturica, Natalia Oreiro, Nikolai Baskov, Oleg Menshikov, Igor Nikolayev, Denis Maidanov, Turetsky Choir, and many more.