PARIS, July 8 (Itar-Tass) —— Popular Russian singer Alsou was awarded the title of UNESCO Artist for Peace by the organization’s Director General Irina Bokova on Thursday “in recognition of her commitment to help the most vulnerable people throughout the world, her charitable activities aiming to empower childhood development, and her dedication to the ideals and aims of the Organization.”
Bokova said the award was due to the “recognition of the outstanding talent and adherence to UNESCO values.”
Alsou thanked Bokova for “the most honorary and respected title in modern world” and said she would finance humanitarian projects with proceeds from her new album of lullabies which is to come out in autumn. She also eyes to hold fireworks festivals under UNESCO aegis and use the proceeds to finance charity events of the organization.
Alsou Abramova, born in 1983 in Tatarstan, is one of the most popular singers in the Russian Federation. She won international recognition at the age of 15 with her first recording, Alsou. In 2000, following the success of the album, Alsou signed a contract with a record company for seven more albums. In the same year, she won the second place in the Eurovision Song Contest.