Accompanied by US First Lady Michelle Obama, Svetlana Medvedeva visited the Duke Ellington School of the Arts.
Together with Michelle Obama, Svetlana Medvedeva attended a student Art Prelude performance.
In her address after the performance, the Russian First Lady told the audience that Moscow has a similar institution, the Balakirev Children’s School of the Arts, and proposed to launch cooperation between the two schools. Talented young people receive a great deal of support in Russia, which has many art schools, Svetlana Medvedeva said.
At the end of her visit, the Russian First Lady presented to the Duke Ellington School a landscape painted by a young artist from Russia’s Glazunov Academy of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture, a painting by a student of the Balakirev School of the Arts, and a balalaika, a traditional Russian musical instrument.