The message reads, in part:
”This traditional forum is taking place ahead of Victory Day and is an important part of the extensive cultural programme to mark our main holiday. It unites people of different generations – veterans of the Great Patriotic War and the Armed Forces, service members of the Russian Army, students of Suvorov and cadet schools, volunteers from many regions of the country and activists of the Immortal Regiment movement.
I am certain that such ambitious events have great importance for raising the younger generation in the spirit of patriotism, civic pride and respect for the heroic chapters of our national history. And, of course, special thanks go to Vasily Lanovoy, who has made an enormous personal contribution to making this wonderful project a reality.“
The patriotic concert series Thank You for Your Loyalty, Descendants! kicked off at the State Kremlin Palace on May 5. Concerts will be held across Russia, with the participation of People's Artist of the USSR Vasily Lanovoy.