The message of greetings reads, in part:
“I welcome all participants in the festival and congratulate the Vladimir Spivakov International Charity Foundation on fifteen years of fruitful work.
Your festival is known for its high level and diversity and it has become a bright and memorable cultural event. This year, the Year of Equal Opportunities in Moscow, it provides an excellent opportunity for hundreds of young artists, musicians and dancers from Russia and dozens of other countries, giving them a chance to perform on the capital’s best stages, gain professional recognition, exchange creative ideas, and meet new friends and like-minded people.
I am sure that your festival will prove once more that true art knows no barriers, and the event’s traditionally warm and friendly atmosphere will help all taking part to give full measure to their talents.”