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Valeri Gergiev awarded with St. Mesrop Mashtots order

PanARMENIAN.Net - Today RA President Serzh Sargsyan met legendary ballerina Maya Plisetskaya, her husband, famous composer Rodion Shedrin, conductor Valeri Gergiev and pianist Denis Matsuev.

"Within the last year many famous Russian artists presented their art in Armenia. At my last meeting with RF President Medvedev, high assessment was given to cultural collaboration between our countries, testifying to the existence of firm spiritual ties," Serzh Sargsyan emphasized.

"I was very glad to be visiting Armenia and had special feelings about this visit," said Gergiev, adding that Armenia can be rightfully proud with talented musicians of Armenian heritage performing all over the world.

Mariinski Symphonic Orchestra conductor and Artistic Director Valeri Gergiev was awarded with St. Mesrop Mashtots order for significant contributions to Armenian-Russian cultural ties development.
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