Honorable Journalist of Ukraine Vasyl Babanskiy known as a newspaperman (worked for many years in the newspapers "Sotsyalystycheskyy Donbass", "Evening Kiev", "Pravda Ukrainy", "Business Ukraine" ) and as a poet (collection of his poems was out two years ago and his poem about Vladimir Vysotsky was published in the newspaper "Literary Russia").
When Vasyl Vasyliovych became a member of Ukrainian Association of Retired Persons, his wonderful poetry was printed in publications of the newspaper "50 plus", in the magazine "Our generation".
But only few people know that he is also a song writer. Yesterday, when veteran turned 73, friends received from him a musical gift - a collection of his songs " The bells are tolling for departure", among them – an unsurpassed lyrical confession "Make a bed for me, Mom, under the cherries", full of anxiety "Dark stormy night", energetic "Zhovtozhar", exciting "Ivan's fate", "Oh, mother's holly wrinkles! " and "The bells are tolling for departure", that gave its name to the whole collection. Here are also emotional Russian romances "Denis Davydov", "I am a queen", "Three cards", "Blowing a kiss". Professional performances of Ivan Popovic, Victor Shportko, Femi Mustafayev, Dmitry Lytvynets, Natalia Razumtseva, Vladimir Mazuryk and trio "Lybid" make an unforgettable impression.
Talented composers Nikolai Kalandonok and Victor Patsukevych worked on Babanskiy's songs.
The Council of the Ukrainian Association of Retired Persons send their birthday greetings to Vasyl Babanskiy and wish him good health, creative progress and active longevity.