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Russia: Putin praises young musicians in the Tchaikovsky Competition01:57

Russia: Putin praises young musicians in the Tchaikovsky Competition

Russian Federation, Moscow
July 2, 2015 at 00:12 GMT +00:00 · Published

Russian President Vladimir Putin addressed the crowd at the Gala Concert of the XV International Tchaikovsky Competition at the Moscow Conservatory, Thursday. Putin called the event “a vivid and recognisable symbol of Russian culture.”

Putin went on to praise the young musicians from across the world taking part, saying "your abilities and talent will open the doors to the leading halls and theatres for you". He also remarked that it was important both for presenting new names to the world and also to allow young successful musicians to enjoy venues like the Moscow Conservatory.

Six prizes were awarded to pianists, violinists and cellists and eight were awarded to vocalists, with musicians from 45 countries taking part in the event.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin addressed the crowd at the Gala Concert of the XV International Tchaikovsky Competition at the Moscow Conservatory, Thursday. Putin called the event “a vivid and recognisable symbol of Russian culture.”

Putin went on to praise the young musicians from across the world taking part, saying "your abilities and talent will open the doors to the leading halls and theatres for you". He also remarked that it was important both for presenting new names to the world and also to allow young successful musicians to enjoy venues like the Moscow Conservatory.

Six prizes were awarded to pianists, violinists and cellists and eight were awarded to vocalists, with musicians from 45 countries taking part in the event.

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