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MOSCOW, August 24 /ITAR-TASS/. Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev issued a decree to hold a 15th Tchaikovsky International Music Competition.
The famous music contest will be held in Moscow and St. Petersburg from June 15 to July 3, 2015. The decree text was posted at the government website on Sunday.
The government allocates about 40 million roubles (around $1.1 million) in 2014 and will assign 300 million roubles (around $8.3 million) in 2015 from the budget to prepare the music competition.
Culture Ministry was instructed to prepare and hold the contest.
The Tchaikovsky International Music Competition is held once in four years since 1958. The first competition of academic musicians was held in two nominations - piano and violin. From the second contest in 1962 a nomination of cello was introduced and vocal from third competition in 1966.
The 175th birth anniversary of Russian composer, conductor, teacher, musical and public figure and musical journalist Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky will be celebrated in 2015.