The message reads, in part:
“This festival is a priority project of the Vladimir Spivakov International Charity Foundation. Its noble mission is to provide comprehensive support to talented children. Every year, the forum attracts thousands of gifted children from Russia and abroad to the best concert venues in Moscow and gives them an opportunity to showcase their talents before a distinguished jury, to demonstrate their excellence in performance.
This year’s festival is dedicated to the Year of the Environment, with “Ecology of the Soul” as its motto. I believe this theme will allow organisers and participants to focus on issues of spiritual and moral enlightenment, the cultivation of creativity, and the aspiration to help those in need.”