Opening of the Winter International Arts Festival 2017-02-17 21:30:00 Sochi Vladimir Putin attended the show Don’t Leave Your Planet that opened the 10th Anniversary Winter International Arts Festival under the direction of Yury Bashmet. The show featured well-known Russian actor Konstantin Khabensky and the Moscow Soloists Chamber Orchestra under the direction of Yury Bashmet. The production was staged and directed by Viktor Kramer. After the show, the President spoke to Yury Bashmet and Konstantin Khabensky. The 10th Anniversary Winter International Arts Festival will take place in Sochi on February17–26, featuring world classical music stars, soloists of the Bolshoi and Mariinsky theatres, and popular Russian theatre and film actors.