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Greetings on opening of 8th White Cane International Charity Festival

October 12, 2017

Vladimir Putin sent greetings to the participants, organisers and guests of the 8th White Cane International Charity Festival.

The message reads, in part:

”I consider this major charity project a significant initiative designed to support children who have found themselves in a difficult situation.

Importantly, White Cane brings together a large number of people with big hearts who are sensitive to other people’s misfortune and who sincerely help young talented children in life, as well as in their personal and creative development.

The festival provides children with an excellent opportunity to gain confidence in themselves and their strength, affords them the joy of an atmosphere of friendship, and convincingly demonstrates that genuine talent will overcome all barriers.

I am confident that the positive impressions from this vibrant festival, meeting new people and stars of Russian culture will give you more energy and inspiration. This will be a source of support as you strive to achieve your goals, and it will leave good memories with everyone who takes part in this wonderful project.“

October 12, 2017