Russian President Vladimir Putin has congratulated singer Galina Vishnevskaya, who holds the title of People's Artist of the USSR, on her 75th birthday. The presidential press service told RIA Novosti on Thursday that the president's greeting said, in particular: "A brilliant singer, your personality displays all the best elements the Russian opera school is famous for. Your fabulous voice and fine artistic talent have captivated millions of people in many countries of the world." "Your activities as a public figure and educator are of major importance to the future of Russian art. I am confident that young talents trained by you will be worthy of their teacher."
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