Address of Russian Ambassador to the guests of Russian Ball
There are only two events in the year that I am looking forward to waiting for the miracle, something unexpected, brilliant and full of joy – these are New Year and Russian Ball in Luxembourg.
Listen to these two words: «Russian Ball»! How poetic these two words are, because they have a soul of such men of genius of Russian poetry as Pushkin, Lermontov, Blok, Pasternak and many others. How musical these words are — because they are saturated with incredible masterpieces of Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff, Mussorgsky, Shostakovich, Schnittke — and countless names of others. How magnificent they are — as they represent most powerful, incredibly generous and rich culture and civilization, our culture and our civilization!
Russian Ball will be organised in Luxembourg only for the fourth time, but it has already become a real tourist attraction of the Grand Duchy. It combines all the best originating from Russia and from Luxembourg and sets the successful and holyday mood for the whole year.
Let this spirit of Russian Ball help everybody make the coming year better, kinder and more successful for Russian citizens. For the Luxembourgers. For all the Europeans. For the whole continent so desperate for it!