Putin grants state honour to Dmitri Hvorostovsky

Putin grants state honour to Dmitri Hvorostovsky


norman lebrecht

September 12, 2017

The Russian president has awarded the great baritone the Order of Merit for the Fatherland of the IV degree.

The honour is part of a batch of awards to senior Russian artists. Hvorostovsky, who is suffering from a brain tumour, is remarkable in that he has stood aloof from Russian politics and resisted the embrace of the Putin regime.


  • Kristina Pax says:

    The utmost respect Dmitri Hvorostovsky had won for his exceptionally hard work and phenomenal artistry of his stage performances has no equal in any legendary person. His genius is unparalleled, so far, by any artist. So it is only fitting that the President of a great, proud nation awards Russia’s best son. In that, Mr. Putin gains more and more respect in his homeland and abroad. After all Dmitri Aleksandrovich Hvorostovsky is the brightest and shiniest star, there is.

  • Eddie McGuire says:

    I wholeheartedly agree with you.