The message reads, in part:
”Your large-scale creative project ranks high among the events dedicated to Victory Day and has an important educational, humanitarian and moral content. It brings together foreign and Russian musicians who perform Great Patriotic War songs in their native languages about the exploits of our peoples in the fight for freedom and independence. The festival rallies a broad audience around lasting spiritual and patriotic values, serves to preserve the historical memory of the unparalleled courage of the Red Army soldiers and all those who fought shoulder to shoulder to save the world from Nazism, and helps strengthen mutual understanding and friendship between our countries.
I am sure that the Road to Yalta festival will be held in a warm and congenial atmosphere and will leave vivid and sincere impressions in the hearts of its participants and guests.“
The President also congratulated all festival participants on the forthcoming Victory Day.