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Greetings on opening of the Rostropovich family house museum

May 27, 2022

Vladimir Putin sent greetings to the staff and visitors of the Rostropovich family house museum on its opening.

The message reads, in part:

“The bright pages in the history of this famous family were closely linked to Orenburg, and this is why the museum is faced with the important task of carefully preserving the memory of the prominent Russian musicians, your fellow countrymen Leopold and Mstislav Rostropovich, and studying and promoting their rich creative legacy and their tremendous contribution to the development of world culture. In this regard, I want to express my sincere appreciation to the museum and archive staff, the restorers, and, of course, to the representatives of the Rostropovich family for their painstaking research, educational, and truly selfless work.

I am sure that the museum will become a landmark of Orenburg, a favourite venue for holding literature and music festivals, research forums, lectures and tours.”

May 27, 2022