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MOSCOW, May 5 (Itar-Tass) - Russian President Vladimir Putin has sent a greeting message to the participants and guests of the 12th Moscow Easter Festival, the Kremlin press service reported on Sunday.
“This remarkable forum has once again gathered outstanding people of Russian culture who will give Easter concerts. It convincingly proves that real art has enormous moral power, it makes people’s lives more interesting and spiritually rich. The program of the forum embraces not only the capital city, but many other Russian cities and traditionally offers people the finest pieces of the world classical heritage, symphonic, choral, and chamber music. Russia’s best bell ringers will also show their brilliant skills,” the message reads.
“It is important that the festival enriches its charity and educational traditions, making a great contribution to the preservation of historic memory and patriotic education of the youth. This forum is dedicated to the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Kursk. Performances by acclaimed musical directors, groups and soloists timed to mark this remarkable date will be a demonstration of respect to the memory of the heroes of one of the most crucial battles of the Great Patriotic War.”