The message reads, in part:
“Everyone knows you as an extremely talented and enthusiastic person, a true maker and creator. Your belief in the high mission of art, responsible attitude to your mission and love for your theatre and audiences have been reflected in your inspired work and your service to Russian culture, the people and the country, which have won you unquestionable prestige and respect. A wonderful present for you was the much anticipated reopening of the initial Sovremennik building on Chistye Prudy. I am convinced that this legendary theatre will remain a symbol of innovation and bold creative endeavour.”
On December 19, Galina Volchek, Art Director of the Sovremennik Theatre and People’s Artist of the Soviet Union, turned 85.