Greetings from Vladimir Medinsky

Dear Friends,

I whole-heartedly welcome you to the Mstislav Rostropovich International Festival.
Mstislav Leopoldovich Rostropovich was a real ambassador for Russian Culture, and his Art was – and will – always remain a lasting example for many future generations of performers. Our memories of this great musician must be safe-guarded for ever!
In these spring days our gathering together to hear such brilliant soloists, world-class orchestras, and the most superlative choirs has already given rise to a wonderful tradition. The high level of the festival is indeed worthy of the Maestro’s name, while the merit for this undoubtedly lies in the inspired vision of its Artistic Director, Olga Rostropovich.
I am certain that what lies in store for us in these days is nothing less than a great celebration of Music. I wish all the organisers, participants and guests of the Festival every success in their art and in their lives, may they be rewarded with many vivid and memorable impressions.

Vladimir Medinsky
Minister of Culture
of the Russian Federation

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