The message reads, in part:
“This wonderful project was launched in Kazan only last year to identify and support talented young people, but its noble mission and goals have brought together a tremendous number of young participants in difficult situations from across Russia. This project aims to help these children show their abilities, gain confidence and move towards their dreams.
The caring and responsible attitude of the festival organisers is helping to consolidate our society in addressing current social problems and preserving the unfading spiritual and moral values that our people have always held dear.
It is also very important that the Dobraya Volna has demonstrated to us how many talents there are in Russia and how many enthusiastic and diligent young people are working to realise their potential in music, the arts, choreography and acting.
Their achievements are proof that nothing can stop creative self-realisation and that faith and strong will help you overcome any obstacles and difficulties.”
The Dobraya Volna festival is co-sponsored by the government of the Republic of Tatarstan and the Dobraya Kazan charity foundation. Its participants include orphans, children without parental care and from large and low-income families, as well as children with disabilities. Elimination rounds were held in nine Russian cities.