The message reads, in part:
“Here, in sunny Artek, your wonderful project brought together a large creative community consisting of high-profile and aspiring performers from Russia and other countries. It has become one of the most sought after and forward-looking undertakings in international cultural and humanitarian cooperation, and, most importantly, has given young performers a wonderful opportunity to showcase their talents and make a step towards the heights they will scale in their careers.
I am sure that the guests and the jury members of this year’s contest will enjoy an eventful programme and outstanding and memorable performances by young singers.”
The New Wave Junior international contest for young pop music performers has been held since 2008. Its contestants include children from 8 to 12 years of age.