Sergei Sobyanin congratulates Nikita Mikhalkov on his birthday
Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin wished People’s Artist of Russia Nikita Mikhalkov a happy 70th birthday.
The message reads, in part:
“An outstanding film director, actor and public activist, you are making a substantial contribution to the development of the national and global cinema, to preserving and multiplying the traditions of Russian culture.
“Your rich creative biography is filled with brilliant performances that have won you truly nationwide popularity and love. Your wonderful films are highly popular both in Russia and abroad.
“Your organisational talents are manifested during the successful Moscow International Film Festival, an outstanding event in Russian cultural life and that of its capital.”