The Bolshoi Theatre General Director Vladimir Urin was awarded the National Order of the Legion of Honour
The Bolshoi Theatre General Director Vladimir Urin has become the officer of National Order of the Legion of Honour. Belonging to this order founded by Napoléon Bonaparte in 1802 is the highest mark of distinction, honour and recognition of special services front of France.
Ambassador of France in Russia Jean-Maurice Ripert congratulated Urin sincerely: "Mr. Director, it is my greatest pleasure to inform you that you have been awarded the rank of an Officer of the National Order of the Legion of Honour by the decree of the President. Please accept my most sincere congratulations. I am very happy with the fact that your paramount contribution to strengthening the cooperation and cultural exchange between our two countries has been recognized and marked with this prestigious award. Assuring you of my highest esteem"