People’s Artiste of the USSR and Artistic Director of the Moscow Virtuosi chamber orchestra, Vladimir Spivakov was awarded the Frantsisk Skorina Order in a solemn ceremony at the Belarusian Embassy in Russia
In line with the Decree of the President of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, Vladimir Spivakov has been honoured for his exceptional personal contribution to the development and promotion of classical art, and huge merits in the enhancement of Belarusian-Russian cultural ties.
Presenting the award, the Ambassador of Belarus to Russia, Igor Petri-shenko, noted that the talent of the maestro is respected all over the world. “However, this attitude is special and most tender in Belarus,” the diplomat emphasised, addressing the musician. Mr. Petrishenko particularly noted Vladimir Spivakov’s charitable activities with the fund he created 20 years ago. “You have helped many young talents, including that from Belarus,” said the Ambassador.
Mr. Spivakov expressed his sincere gratitude for this high award and noted that he has dedicated his life to ordinary people, including gifted children.