Medvedev, Putin congratulate opera diva Vishnevskaya on 85th birthday

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and Prime Minister Vladimir Putin wished opera singer Galina Vishnevskaya a happy 85th birthday on Tuesday and praised her beautiful voice and passionate performances, the Kremlin said. Vishnevskaya, a former leading Bolshoi Theater singer, and her late husband, renowned conductor and cello player Mstislav Rostropovich, gained global recognition for their art. […]