8.10.2016 Ukrainian drive in London
On 8 October 2016, Ruslana gave a celebrated concert at the Islington Assembly Hall in London.
The day before, the Association of Ukrainians in Great Britain had organized a meeting at their community center. Ruslana enjoyed a performance of children singing Ukrainian folk songs. Then the audience could ask her questions, and in the end, of course, there was the obligatory autograph and selfie session.
Before the concert Ruslana gave several interviews to British, Irish and French Eurovision media. Afterwards, she met with her international fans who had come from the Czech Republic, the Netherlands, Germany, UK, and Russia and gave her some lovely personal gifts.
On stage Ruslana gave full power, so that walls and floor of the venerable Islington Assembly Hall were shaking! Ruslana thanked the enthusiastic audience:
"Thank you for your incredible drive which has already become a Ukrainian trademark!"
"The Ukrainians around the world have a special drive, a special inspiration and form a unique unity. Without exaggeration, I can say that the Ukrainian communities in the UK and all over the world live with Ukraine in their hearts. Every time the word "Ukraine" fell during the concert, all people felt the special emotions and vibrations."