Putin praised the role of artists in society
MOSCOW, 6 APR — RIA Novosti. Russian artists feel the nerve of time, understand what is really useful for people and awaken in them a desire to create, to gain new knowledge and high sense, the President of Russia Vladimir Putin.
Putin in the Kremlin presents awards in the field of literature and art for children and youth.
“Dear friends, you represent different generations of artists throughout the ages have begun their careers, but all of you equally feel the nerve of time understand that is really useful, what’s important to people and awaken in them a desire to create, to find new knowledge, new feelings, noble feelings. And, of course, you all share the belief in a national culture, its great humanitarian mission and its importance for the saving of Russia and our people. You serve the culture of selfless and honest, and your brilliant achievements gave her a lot of distinctive bright faces and pages,” Putin said.
The President wished all those present success and all the best.
The President’s award in literature and arts is conferred in 2013. Established three awards in the amount of 2.5 million rubles each. Over the past four years, 14 awards were handed figures of literature, fine arts, music, animated motion picture arts and arts education from Moscow, St.-Petersburg, Ekaterinburg and Yaroslavl.
The ceremony was to be held on March 26, but the President decided to postpone the event due to a fire in a shopping centre, “Winter cherry” in Kemerovo, which killed 64 people, including 41 children.