President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy announced the creation of a new state award “National Legend of Ukraine”. The award ceremony for the nominees was broadcast by the press service of the Ukrainian leader on Facebook.
“I have founded a new state award“ National Legend of Ukraine ”. Every year we will celebrate our outstanding compatriots who have reached the heights in the field of culture, sports and science. Today, seven outstanding Ukrainians, seven great names, seven national legends received the first awards, ”Zelensky said.
In particular, pop singer Sofia Rotaru and footballer Oleg Blokhin received awards. Composer and musicologist, Hero of Ukraine Myroslav Skoryk was awarded posthumously.
In January of this year, a photo of the elite mansion of Sofia Rotaru near Kiev appeared on the network, in which the artist hid from the public during the coronavirus pandemic. According to the extract that the journalists received in the real estate register of Ukraine, Rotaru bought the house with a total area of 1.4 thousand square meters 15 years ago. Since then, it has been partially rebuilt. Other elite estates have been erected nearby.