10 November 2012

Yunus-Bek Yevkurov Attends a Concert in Honor of the Head of the Russian Imperial House

Yunus-Bek Yevkurov Attends a Concert in Honor of the Head of the Russian Imperial House

In the performance hall of the Ingush State University, a concert of various performance ensembles of the Republic of Ingushetia was held in honor of Grand Duchess Maria of Russia, at which was also present the President of Ingushetia, Yunus-Bek Yevkurov.

Opening the ceremony, Ilias Yevloev, the Director of the State Philharmonic and Laureate of Culture in the Republic of Ingushetia, who was serving as master of ceremonies for the evening, underscored that the visit of the Head of the Russian Imperial House is a very significant event for the Republic, an event that will become an important page in the history of the region and will make an inestimable contribution to the strengthening of the friendship and cooperation between our two peoples. Our fathers, grandfathers, and great-grandfathers fought together to defend our multinational, religiously diverse homeland. The fates of our peoples are intertwined.

“History has taught us how to live. As the verse says, ‘Long live he who seeks peace.’ On March 17, 1770, near the village of Angusht, a historic event took place: the signing of an important document for the Ingush people, which affirmed the voluntary incorporation of Ingushetia into the Russian state. Innumerable events in the more than two-and-a-half centuries since then bear witness to the loyalty of the Ingush people to their oath of allegiance, and to Ingushetia’s being an integral part of Russia. Our rich cultural heritage and respect for the culture of different nations are carefully preserved and passed down from generation to generation,” Ilias Yevloev said.

On stage, there appeared performances by Ingush popular entertainers Rakhman; Lema Nal’gieva; Alaudin Esmurziev; the composer and National Artist of the Republic of Ingushetia, Laureat of the television festival Song of the Year “From the 20th to the 21st Century,” Timur Dzaitov, and the soloist of the State Philharmonic, Summaia. The Russian State Musical-Dramatics Theater also performed for the enjoyment of the distinguished guests Anton Chekhov’s one-act vaudeville play, The Proposal.

The extraordinary performances of the “Moscow Quadrille” by the children’s dance ensemble from the “League” studio of arts; of a duo from the ensemble “Ingushetia”; and of youngest dancer, the 4-year-old Iusup Ozdoev, were particularly moving to the Grand Duchess and the President of the Republic.

As a sign of their deepest respect, the actors, dancers, singers, and all involved in making the evening’s performances happen, presented the Head of the Russian Imperial House with a very large bouquet of flowers.

Also, on behalf of the entire business community, the president of the firm “Shadi,” Akhmed Shadiev, presented to Her Imperial Highness a unique picture, made of fish skin and using the “Collage” process, depicting the Grand Duchess against a background of birch trees. Unable to conceal her joy in receiving this truly unique gift, Grand Duchess Maria of Russia said: “I have never seen anything like this. Thank you all very much for everything. The concert was wonderful. During my stay in the Republic, I have felt your sincere, heartfelt love.”

Speaking before the assembled audience, President Yunus-Bek Yevkurov said: “We likely have all noted the high level of artistry of the performers. This is due to the leadership of Maret Gazdieva, the Minister of Culture, who has done much to help support artists and performers. The children’s ensemble “League” showed us that a new generation is rising that will be worthy successors to today’s eminent figures in culture and arts. It was a great pleasure to be here today and to watch all these remarkable performances.”

After the concert, Her Imperial Highness, Grand Duchess Maria of Russia, and the President of Ingushetia were photographed with the performers.

Issued by the Press Service of the President of Ingushetia

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