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Greetings to sculptor Zurab Tsereteli, President of Russian Academy of Arts and People’s Artist of the USSR

January 4, 2019

Vladimir Putin sent a message of greetings to Zurab Tsereteli, President of the Russian Academy of Arts and People’s Artist of the USSR, congratulating him on his 85th birthday.

The message reads, in part:

“You are known and appreciated as a talented monument designer and sculptor, and a prominent representative of our national culture. Your creative ideas have been brilliantly embodied in wonderful works that have garnered wide recognition among professionals and art lovers.

It is encouraging that you never stop at what you have achieved but continue working hard and being productive, while also devoting constant attention to educational, mentoring and public activities.”

January 4, 2019