The message reads, in part:
“For many years, these meetings that bring together prominent people of culture have stirred great public interest. It is an excellent opportunity for participants to discuss the union’s current creative and administrative objectives and outline future prospects at a high professional level.
Russian cinematography enjoys glorious history and, I believe, has great potential for development. It is important to preserve the continuity and traditions, to serve your vocation faithfully and selflessly, to devote your tireless attention to bringing up talented youth and to actively support long-time cinema professionals.”