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Visit to Bolshoi Theatre

September 20, 2011, Moscow

Dmitry Medvedev visited the Bolshoi Theatre, which is to open on October 28 following an extensive renovation.

Dmitry Medvedev viewed the theatre building and toured the renovated and newly-built premises. During the tour, the President was shown unique technical solutions employed in the theatre’s reconstruction. Mr Medvedev also attended a rehearsal for the opening night of the first ballet performance.

In addition, the President talked with ballet dancers and members of the restoration, renovation and technical re-equipment team working on the historical building of the Bolshoi Theatre.

The restoration and renovation of the Bolshoi Theatre’s main building is being carried out in accordance with Presidential Executive Order of August 28, 2000. The work began in 2005 under the President’s personal supervision.

September 20, 2011, Moscow