Vladimir Putin congratulated the Igor Moiseyev Sate Academic Folk Dance Ensemble on the 80th anniversary of is founding.
The message reads, in part:
“Founded by the outstanding 20th century choreographer Igor Moiseyev, the ensemble is rightfully considered a dazzling and extraordinary part of Russian and world culture and a true national treasure. The ensemble was not only Igor Moiseyev’s beloved child, but also his life’s work and meaning. Thanks to his selfless and inspired work and creative energy, as well as the talent and impeccable skill of all the artists involved, the ensemble has earned the highest professional recognition and the admiration of millions of fans both in Russia and abroad.
It is important that you faithfully preserve the invaluable creative and spiritual legacy of the Master and the traditions that have developed in the group. That is why your performances, which are distinguished by an extensive repertoire and a special inspired atmosphere of true art, are always a success.”
March 16, 2017