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Birthday greetings to Rector of Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet, People's Artist of Russia Nikolai Tsiskaridze

December 31, 2018

Vladimir Putin extended birthday greetings to ballet dancer and teacher, Rector of the Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet Nikolai Tsiskaridze.

The message reads, in part:

“You have always worked hard and enthusiastically and have achieved truly outstanding results in your creative endeavors; you have become famous as the brilliant Bolshoi Theater lead dancer, a respected teacher and mentor – a true devotee who has dedicated his professional career and his entire life to ballet.

And of course, I must note your popular social activity and significant personal contribution to the development of the remarkable traditions of national culture.”

December 31, 2018