Welcome you on the occasion of the opening of XII Winter International Arts Festival in Sochi.
This wonderful festival, whose inspiration and all-time leader is an outstanding musician Yuri Bashmet, is well-known as one of the most bright, successful projects of international humanitarian cooperation and a true ornament of Sochi and the whole country cultural life. It is famous for an interesting, rich program and friendly, festive and glorified atmosphere. It unites under its aegis talented performers and creative collectives from different countries, as well as many art lovers. And it always leaves the most kind and unforgettable impression.
I wish you all the best.
February 5, 2019
President of the Russian Federation