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Greetings on 250th anniversary of Moscow State Choreography Academy

January 13, 2023

Vladimir Putin sent his greetings to the staff, students and graduates of the Moscow State Choreography Academy on its 250th anniversary.

The message reads, in part:

“In 2023, the Moscow State Choreography Academy marks its 250th anniversary. Such an impressive date is a great and significant event for your team, for numerous admirers of ballet, and for the entire Russian culture. And therefore, it is gratifying that the celebrations will be held across the entire country from Kaliningrad to Vladivostok.

Over the years, the Academy has raised a brilliant galaxy of talented performers, teachers, and choreographers whose selfless work created high canons of performing skills and multiplied the great traditions and glory of Russian ballet.

It is important that the current staff of the Moscow State Choreography Academy deeply respects the rich history of their alma mater, as well as the unique creative, ideological heritage of their predecessors. Experienced teachers and mentors work within the walls of the Academy, at its departments and chairs, in rehearsal classes and the educational theatre; the research and methodology base is being improved, and focus is placed on the introduction of up-to-date educational programmes.

I am confident that the Academy will continue its dedicated service to the noble humanistic ideals of art and set high aesthetic and moral guidelines.”

January 13, 2023