Conductor and singer Michael Turkish invited Russian President Vladimir Putin to participate in "Song Festival", which will take place July 30 in St. Petersburg within Days. On the artistic director of the "Chorus of the Turkish" said at a ceremony in the Kremlin, where he was awarded the order of friendship. The words of the artist published on the Kremlin website.
"Vladimir Vladimirovich, have a big dream is to see you at the Festival and sing your favorite song" what begins homeland … "," hope is our compass terrestrial "together with the people. I think, for the people it's going to be a terrific happiness, just as it is for us. Really are waiting for you, "asked Turkish to Putin.
The musician said that the project "Holiday song" quickly evolves and expands to cover tens of thousands of people in different cities. "It's an incredible happiness when t[…]hey in unison sing favorite songs of several generations is passed on to children, the energy scale, the scale is staggering," said the Serbian.
He also thanked the Russian leader for the award, stating that it applies not only to him but also to his creative collective.
Putin handed in State awards may 24 outstanding Russians working in the areas of science, industry, culture, health and sports. Among the merit-Cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova, conductor Gennady Rozhdestvensky, Director and actor Vladimir Menshov, hockey player Vladimir Tretiak and others.
The President several times performed a melody of the song "what begins motherland for piano — for example, in December of the year 2010 at a charity concert in Saint Petersburg. In the same year, he sang it with Scouts, expelled from the United States (these included Anna Chapman).