Medinsky has proposed to create a ballet and an Opera on motives of the 2018 world Cup

© RIA Novosti / Alexander Galleryparty in fotomancer of culture of Russia Vladimir Medinsky. Archival photoMedinsky has proposed to create a ballet and an Opera on motives of the 2018 world Cup© RIA Novosti / Alexander Galleryparty the image Bank

The Deputy of legislative Assembly of Leningrad region Vladimir Petrov invited the Minister of culture Vladimir Medinsky to create Opera and ballet works inspired the last world Cup.

«The world Cup needs perpetuation, not only in the format of the ease of obtaining Russian visa. The strengths of national culture has always been Opera and ballet. Our artists enjoy a high popularity abroad — Russian Opera and Russian ballet — a kind of informal business card of our country. Probably a good solution for keeping the memory of the championship would immortalize him in music and dance,» Petrov writes in the letter to Medina, which is at the disposal of RIA Novosti.

According to the politician, the writing of music and dance works on motives of the football competitions «followed by their inclusion in the repertoire of the national theaters to showcase both domestically and on tour abroad is a great way to preserve the memory of the celebration of sport and to get the world to admire the native culture».

«I ask You to consider the possibility of placing the state order for the creation of Opera and ballet works, with the purpose of subsequent performance on the stages of Russian theatres», — the Deputy wrote.

The state Duma on Tuesday, July 24, will consider in the first reading the draft law on visa-free entry to Russia to the end of the year for holders of a passport of fan (FAN ID). The document was submitted to the lower house of Parliament last week, it is prepared on the basis of the positive experience of the football world Cup and aimed at the extension of the validity of the visa regime until 31 December 2018 for persons visiting Russia as spectators of sports competitions on the basis of the passport of the fan. Speaker of the state Duma Vyacheslav Volodin said earlier that the state Duma will consider the project until July 26.