The message reads, in part:
“I consider your remarkable educational project designed to help residents and guests of the Kaliningrad Region learn more about talented performers to be an important and much-needed initiative. We have every right to take pride in the history of our national musical art, as well as in the names of brilliant composers, conductors and performers. Their inspirational and multifaceted creative work is an important and indispensable part of the world’s cultural heritage.
I believe that the Cantata Festival will live up to the expectations of the most fastidious public, will let everyone enjoy great and true art, and will leave nice and unforgettable memories of the event.”