Ambassadors

Mariya Kozhevnikova

Born on November 14, 1984 in Moscow

Ambassadors

Mariya Kozhevnikova

Theater and film actress

It isn't a secret that the young generation is our future, and somewhere even our present. Therefore, on what relationships will be formed between our youth and the countries of the world, will depend how we'll live in the future, how will live the next generations. That's why the Festival is so important for the whole country.

This is the greatest event in our history. And I have heard many stories from parents and family friends about the Festival of 1985, how cool it was and how much friendly and warm relations were ensued as a result. I want the upcoming Festival to be held as warm as before. To let everyone know that we are an open country, free, very friendly, that we always wait for everybody and always very glad to see everybody. I am sure that our young people will be able to prove it and to hold the Festival at the highest level. 

It's important that young people, not the officials will come up with many things. They know much better what they are interested in and what they want. This is the right approach. And I as a public ambassador will support this initiative, accumulate ideas in a creative way. Thank you for that young people today are very creative and extraordinary. I am sure that together we will come up with something really interesting and we will rock! It will be a youth action, as they like to say about the Festival. I believe that at the end of the Festival not partners and colleagues will leave Russia, but true friends. Therefore, I urge all of you to make friends, to communicate and to build a connection