The Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill Congratulated the President of the Russian Academy of Arts Zurab Tsereteli on His 80th Jubilee
The telegram, in particular, runs: “You are God blessed by many talents and abilities that have been brilliantly realized and brought you honor and recognition both in Russia and abroad. You have such remarkable qualities as diligence, boldness and capability to find new forms for self-expression. Your achievements have been appreciated by many state, public and international awards.
As a President of the Russian Academy of Arts you make a significant contribution to the preservation and promotion of the best traditions of Russian art. You are also actively involved in the public and charitable activity. Of special mention is your participation in the recreation of the principle cathedral of the Russian Orthodox Church – Cathedral of Christ the Savior in Moscow.
On this remarkable day I would like to extend to you my cordial congratulations and wish you spiritual strength, God’s help in your work and further creative achievements”.