For the attention of the President of the Yevgeny Svetlanov Foundation, Ms. Nina Svetlanova
I would like to thank you with all my heart for supporting the initiative to give the name Evgeny Svetlanov to the Kaliningrad Philharmonic Orchestra.
This event occurred on the occasion of the 55th anniversary of the Orchestra which is located at the western extremity of our country and whose accumulated heritage over the past decades will serve as a base for a new stage of its artistic development.
It is of particular importance to the province of Kaliningrad to develop and maintain its tradition of Russian culture. I am thoroughly convinced that the name of the great conductor Evgeny Svetlanov will be a huge spiritual source to draw on in order to strengthen the pride of our culture.
It is all the more important for education: to instill in the new generation a spirit of patriotism and respect for our national heritage, of which music is an undeniable part.
I would like to inform you that the Ministry of Culture of the Kaliningrad Oblast is looking forward to future collaboration and developing new ideas together.
Please accept, dear madam, our wishes of good health, unending energy and artistic inspiration in supporting our culture.
Minister of Culture of the Oblast of Kaliningrad
October 1st, 2014