Russian diplomat accuses White Helmets of supporting terrorismRussian Politics & Diplomacy April 27, 17:54
Putin's spokesman warns against attempts to hold unauthorized rallies in MoscowRussian Politics & Diplomacy April 27, 16:43
Russian Foreign Ministry says situation on Korean Peninsula is degradingRussian Politics & Diplomacy April 27, 16:42
Moscow outraged by Macron team’s refusal to give accreditation to Russian mediaRussian Politics & Diplomacy April 27, 16:41
Moscow condemns Israeli airstrike near Damascus airportRussian Politics & Diplomacy April 27, 16:30
Kremlin believes political resolve will eventually produce Russia-Japan peace dealRussian Politics & Diplomacy April 27, 16:21
Kremlin rejects reports of St. Petersburg iconic cathedral transfer approved by presidentRussian Politics & Diplomacy April 27, 16:15
Kremlin warns against actions that may fan tensions over SyriaRussian Politics & Diplomacy April 27, 16:13
Russia’s next-generation strategic bomber to perform debut flight by 2025Military & Defense April 27, 15:17
MOSCOW, December 16 (Itar-Tass) — Russia’s President Vladimir Putin greeted composer Rodion Shchedrin on his 80th birthday.
“You are rightly considered an outstanding contemporary composer, a brilliant representative of the famous constellation of Masters of the national and world culture. Your works created in a variety of genres, styles and trends are famous for different musical emphasis, special refinement and unique, recognisable author's style,” the president said in his greeting, the text of which is posted on the Kremlin’s website. “I wish you good health and inspiration. Please pass my warmest regards to your wife - unsurpassed Maya Plisetskaya."
The president issued a decree saying that for his contribution to development of national musical culture and for many years of creative activity Rodion Shchedrin is awarded the Order "For Services to the Fatherland" of the IV degree.