Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke about Dmitri Shostakovich’s Seventh “Leningrad” symphony. This is reported RIA News.
According to the head of state, even after many decades, this composition continues to kindle the strongest feelings in the new generation. Among them are the bitterness of loss, and the joy of victory, as well as love and readiness to defend the Motherland. This testifies to true art, which has become great for all time, as it glorifies the eternal values u200bu200bthat unite everyone.
“They affirm truth and light, which always take precedence over lies, over the forces of darkness,” Putin said.
On August 9, exactly 80 years have passed since the premiere of Shostakovich’s Leningrad Symphony in besieged Leningrad.