Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev attended the Opera in Chersonese International Music Festival.

The Opera in Chersonese Music Festival will take place at the Tauric Chersonese (Khersones Tavrichesky) Museum and Reserve on August 18–20. During these three days, Russian and foreign opera singers will perform classical works, including arias from the operas Prince Igor, The Tsar’s Bride, Rigoletto, Iolanta, Aleko and Carmen. After the concert the President came up to the stage and talked with the performers, thanking them for the show.

Prior to attending the festival, Vladimir Putin and Dmitry Medvedev visited St Vladimir’s Cathedral on the territory of Chersonese. The abbot of the Cathedral gave the President and the Prime Minister a detailed account of the cathedral’s restoration. The President was also presented with an icon of Holy Great Prince Vladimir, Equal-to-the-Apostles.