Matvienko commented on the arrival of foreign stars in the Crimea

© Photo : press service of Spreadsheeting of the Federation Council Valentina Matvienko. Archive photoMatvienko commented on the arrival of foreign stars in the Crimea© Photo : press service of SF

The head of the Council of Federation of the Federal Assembly Valentina Matviyenko called the victory of culture over barriers created by politicians, the arrival of international stars of Opera festival «Opera in Chersonesos».

Valentina Matvienko has visited on Saturday the II international festival «Opera in the Chersonese», which takes place from 4 to 13 August in Sevastopol Chersonese. The festival of the best Opera voices of Russia (soloists of the Bolshoi theatre, the Mariinsky theatre «Helikon-Opera», of the Novaya Opera theatre), as well as soloists from Italy, Germany and Colombia.

«Culture can do more than any diplomacy. Real artists are not afraid of sanctions and some restrictions. Are known living art, visit different countries, speak different theaters. Today they are together with us on this awesome festival. Thus, the culture breaks the barriers that create policy,» — said Matvienko, answering a question of journalists on the participation of international stars of Opera in the festival.