Maya Plisetskaya Receives the Prince of Asturias Prize

On 12 October 2005, Maya Plisetskaya received the Prince of Asturias Prize in Oviedo, capital of the Spanish region of Asturias. For the first time since the establishment of the Prince of Asturias Foundation just over 25 years this very prestigious Spanish National Prize was awarded to an artist of the ballet. At the ceremony attended by the His Royal Highness the Prince of Asturias in part, and Her Royal Highness Sofia of Spain the award was given to the greatest russian ballerina.