Vitaly Churkin: politicians and diplomats should be friends for the sake of future generations


NEW YORK, October 24. /Corr. Natalia Slavina/. Politicians and diplomats should be friends for happy life of future generations. This was stated on Saturday in an interview with correspondent. permanent representative of the Russian Federation to the UN Vitaly Churkin, who was present as a spectator at the concert of laureates of the International competition Tchaikovsky in new York’s Carnegie hall.

“Our time – difficult, – admitted the Ambassador. And let’s hope that such concerts in America with the participation of our wonderful young musicians emphasize that it is necessary to think about the future generation, to create the most comfortable conditions of life.” “And for this we need to be friends – said Churkin. And that should do the politicians and diplomats”.

Commenting on the performance of the artists, the permanent representative gave a high assessment of their skills. “I appreciate the workmanship is very high – young, beautiful, talented boys,’ he said. – The role of the Tchaikovsky competition, music festivals as a unifying element is very important, it has been around for half a century, and it should be done in the future.”

On the stage of Carnegie hall featured the winners of the Tchaikovsky competition this year: the Grand Prix winner of the contest, Mongolian singer, baritone Einbauten Ganbaatar, winners of the first prize is a Russian singer Yulia Matochkina, the Romanian cellist Andrei Ionita and Russian pianist Dmitry Masleev.