My dear, beloved Ulyana!

My heart was deeply saddened when I heard the news about your decision to retire.
Your name and contributions to the art of ballet will remain in the history of the Mariinsky Theater as well as on the international stage forever.

I will guard the memories of our years spent together in the theater, starting from the very first day, with endless warmth and tenderness.
You were and will always be an exquisite and unique Ballerina.

Your Diana