My hero is the most famous cellist Mstislav Rostropovich. He is the most talented and well- known musician in the world. He has very various skills : he is the greatest cellist, a very nice pianist , excellent conductor. His remarkable pupils have performed around the world. He founded an Art Center in Washington and leads it. This year we have been in Washington and seen it. But- what is most important- he is very kind and generous man. He and his wife Galina Vishnevskaya, who is a very famous singer, help a lot of people. They give money for several childrenís hospitals in Saint Petersburg. They support a lot of young musicians in Russia by giving them some money and advice. Their souls are always open for help and compassion. Many people bless them for their generosity and participation, for their creativity. They lived in the USA for a long time, but now they live in Russia in Moscow. We are proud that we have so great musician and citizen.

                                               Rozaliya Yudina