Greetings to the participants and guests of the Russian International Film Festival in Los Angeles
It is symbolic that this retrospective showing of Russian films will be held in Hollywood, the preeminent center of the world movie industry. I am confident the festival will not only expose American audiences to the masterpieces of our greatest directors of the past century, such as Sergei Eisenstein, Grigory Chukhrai, and Andrei Tarkovsky, but will also allow you to become better acquainted with our remarkable traditions of Russian culture and art. I wish you interesting screenings, success and all the very best.
President of Russian Federation, V.Putin