Putin has congratulated the ballerina Ulyana Lopatkina with the anniversary

© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Fedorenkova in fotobabbles Ulyana Lopatkina. Archival photoPutin has congratulated the ballerina Ulyana Lopatkina with the anniversary© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Fedorenkova the image Bank

Russian President Vladimir Putin congratulated people’s artist of Russia Ulyana Lopatkina with the anniversary, calling it the bright and shining star of modern choreography, the corresponding telegram posted on the Kremlin website.

«Dear Ulyana Vyacheslavovna! Congratulations with the birthday. You are rightfully called one of the bright, brilliant stars of contemporary choreographic art», — wrote Putin.

He noted that thanks to original talent and skill the artist has conquered the most prestigious scenes of the planet, as well as to increase the glory of the legendary Mariinsky theatre and the Russian ballet. In the end, Putin wished the dancer health, success and all the best.

Ulyana Lopatkina on Tuesday celebrates 45 years. Getting an education in Academy of Russian ballet named after Vaganova, Lopatkina since 1991, was accepted into the troupe of the Mariinsky theatre. For many years she was the prima ballerina of the theatre and has performed at leading venues in the world. In June 2017, it announced the end of his dance career in connection with the worsening of injuries.