Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s message of greetings to Third International Kremlin Cadet Ball organisers, participants and guests
I extend my warmest greetings to the participants, organisers and guests of the Third International Kremlin Cadet Ball.
Your creative project makes a positive contribution to the efforts to carry on, and build on, the best traditions of the Russian Armed Forces, allowing future defenders of the Motherland to enjoy its festive atmosphere and feel like they are a part of something beautiful.
It is symbolic that this year the event is timed to coincide with the celebration of several remarkable anniversaries, including the 75th anniversary of the establishment of the Suvorov military schools, which were the successors to the cadet corps, as well as the Battle of Stalingrad and the Battle of Kursk. It is important that the younger generation be aware of the continuity of their country’s history and the enduring significance of its key milestones for both the country and the entire world.
I believe the Ball will be a notable event in Moscow’s rich cultural life, while the involvement of representatives of educational institutions from a number of foreign countries in the event will help maintain trust and mutual understanding between nations.
I wish you good memories, good cheer and all the best.
Moscow, December 11, 2018