The Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev welcomed the audience And participants of the international contest of young singers " New wave ", which this year for the first time in Sochi.
"here in Sochi, it all! And we are loved, valued, loved And appreciated. I mean a brilliant Olympics, great forums, concerts, the " Formula 1 ", which will literally soon. But there was what? Wasn't " New wave ". But now we have it!", - asked Medvedev from the stage.
"I'm sure" New wave " will be to collect a large number of fans, viewers, the contestants, she will bring joy to all who will watch the performances standing here, right in Boston or on TV. This is a good, very good event!" ", - said the Prime Minister congratulated the participants And spectators with the opening of the festival And wished good luck.
in an international music contest of young singers "New wave" with participation of artists from 12 countries - Russia, Armenia, Belarus, Bulgaria, Greece, Indonesia, Italy, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Ukraine, Croatia, Switzerland. The Russian Federation will be represented by Oleg Sidorov, Kamila Izmailova, Tatiana Shamanina.
This year the competition, which in previous years was held in Jurmala, the first time held in Sochi from 2 to eleven October on the North pier of the seaport.
"New wave" moved to Sochi from Latvia Jurmala, where she has been held since its inception. Transfer to the international music festival organizers pushed that the Latvian authorities in July 2014 for political reasons was not allowed to enter the area of the country to several Russian artists: Joseph Kobzon, Valerie And Oleg Gazmanov. The main cities of candidates to host the festival in addition to Sochi were Kaliningrad And Yalta. The organizers eventually stopped at the Olympic capital.