Last winter we told you about the Russian voluntary group Podari Zhizn (Give Life) that works with sick children. Early in June, a massive charity gala evening was held on behalf of Podari Zhizn. A performance of The Little Prince was staged in the legendary Mikhailovsky Theatre before an audience of invited guests and some of the children the group works with. Musicians and well-known figures contributed their talents to the rest of the evening. Prime Minister Vladimir Putin thanked all those who took part and congratulated Podari Zhizn on its work. Jean d’Agay, Vice President of the Succession Saint-Exupéry-d’Agay estate, also attended the event. Interviewed by local media, he emphasised the need to create ties between people. Taming one another in order to progress together.
After tickets sold out rapidly, the show was broadcast on television and on giant screens.
Watch footage from the event in these two reports shown on Russian television.