Elton John World banner

Print

Elton And David's Ukraine Visit

Written by Chief Editor.

Earlier this week, Elton met up with the Ukrainian boy he and David Furnish were prevented from adopting nine years ago. 

The rocker caught up with Lev, now aged 10, in the Ukrainian capital of Kiev.

The singer and his husband tried to adopt Lev back in 2009, but were deemed unsuitable parents by Ukrainian officials - who do not recognise same-sex marriage.  

 The meeting between Elton, David and Lev was arranged by the Elena Pinchuk Foundation as part of an anti-AIDS charity event titled A Day with Elton John.
 
An informational charity event, A Day with Elton John, was aimed at preventing and engaging Ukrainians in the fight against AIDS. All funds raised from selling tickets are being directed to the implementation of the project to create an informational and educational center for young people in Kyiv.

From an interactive studio, Radio HIT FM hosted special reports and interviewed participants and guests of the event in real time with broadcasts throughout the Art-Zavod Platforma. The musical program of the broadcast was devoted to the work of Elton. In the evening of May 27th, on the big screen of the Kurazh Bazar main stage, Elton's Independence Square concert was shown. This took place in June 2007, where he appealed to Ukrainians with the call "Let's stop AIDS together!"