The message reads, in part:
“The 2023 forum is dedicated to the memory of Valery Shadrin, who founded the Chekhov Festival and served as its director until his passing. Largely thanks to his tireless selfless work and inexhaustible creative energy, your truly unique project has been helping develop and promote the great traditions of national and world theatrical art and strengthening professional and friendly contacts for the past 30 years.
I am convinced that this year’s festival will prove successful, provide Moscow residents and guests of the Russian capital with a rich and packed programme, and acquaint them with the best stage productions of leading theatrical and choreographic companies from various countries. As usual, the festival will serve as a platform for interesting meetings and bring exciting, unforgettable emotions.”