8 February in Vienna was the traditional Opera ball, which was preceded by the season of three hundred of such events. The ball invited the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko with his wife. Has not done without scandal: during the celebration appeared Femen activist who bared chest, where was written a message for the Ukrainian President.


The opening of the Opera ball in Vienna. 8 February 2018. Photo: Reuters

At the ball, Petro Poroshenko was at the invitation of the President of Austria Alexander van der Bell, reports Strenia.


Petro Poroshenko with his wife at the Vienna ball in Vienna February 8, 2018. Photo: strana.ua

During the ball, the activist of the movement Femen Alisa Vinogradova bared his chest with the inscription “Poroshenko, get off the ball!”. About the action reported on page in Facebook traffic .

“The target of the attack was to inform high society on the inadmissibility of the presence in the aristocratic Raut primitive huckster and con artist Poroshenko”, — stated in the message.


Petro Poroshenko with his wife and President of Austria Alexander van der Bellena at the Vienna ball in Vienna February 8, 2018. Photo: strana.ua

At the Opera ball in Vienna had 144 pairs of debutants in age from 17 to 24 years, who were selected by a jury of professional dancers. Also held a concert with the Vienna state ballet and Opera soloists. Musical accompaniment of the event was provided by the Vienna state Opera orchestra of 150 people.


Photo: Reuters


Photo: Reuters


Musicians at the opening of the ball. Photo: Reuters


Behind the scenes of the Opera ball in Vienna February 8, 2018. Photo: Reuters


Behind the scenes of the Opera ball in Vienna February 8, 2018. Photo: Reuters


Behind the scenes of the Opera ball in Vienna February 8, 2018. Photo: Reuters


Behind the scenes of the Opera ball in Vienna February 8, 2018. Photo: Reuters


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