The President of Russia Vladimir Putin sent greetings to participants and organizers of the forum "Taurus". The telegram published on Friday on the Kremlin website.

"since that time, your forum has gained and strengthened its tradition, became a vivid sign of the Crimean summer and present a creative workshop for gifted and enterprising young people who can make bold, meaningful ideas into real actions and initiatives", – stressed the head of state.

Putin also noted that in connection with the outbreak of new coronavirus infection, not everyone could come to the forum, however, expressed confidence that even in a distance format, the participants will be able to actively participate in various events, round tables and master classes, discuss with well-known figures of Russian culture and art, urgent problems.

"I am Convinced that the forum is successful, will contribute to your professional development, help you to find new companions and associates. And, of course, want to highlight your volunteer activities in the last months and days when your efforts have been, without exaggeration, invaluable," he added.

The opening of the first full-time shift forum for young cultural figures and art "Taurus" will be held in the Crimea on 10 July. Forum "Taurus" the first time was held in the Crimea in 2015, and over the years has become one of the largest and most recognizable venues for creative young people in the country. Since last year it is held near Sudak. In the Bay of Kapsel is gradually building up the art-residence "Taurus" – a complex of major buildings, which will allow a few years to hold events any time of year. Last season for "Tauris" became a record-long shifts were conducted from 11 may to 5 October. This year also it was planned a long season, but plans were prevented by the situation with coronavirus.