The message reads, in part:
“Over the past years, your large-scale creative forum has rightfully gained high popularity. As per tradition, it brings together military bands and famous performers, as well as choirs and chorographic and folk ensembles from Russia and abroad on Red Square and at other concert sites in Moscow. It familiarises the spectators with the national symbols of participating states and their military ceremonies. And, of course, I would like to note that the vast charitable programme of this year’s festival is aimed at supporting the families of military personnel who are taking part in the special military operation.
I am confident that the Spasskaya Tower festival will be held at a high level, will evoke wide public interest, and will make a contribution to the strengthening of friendship and mutual understanding between people.”