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Spasskaya Tower Festival’s Grand Finale: Music and Fireworks

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The Spasskaya Tower International Military Music Festival held its grand finale on Saturday, September 8.

The Spasskaya Tower International Military Music Festival held its grand finale on Saturday, September 8.

© RIA Novosti . Valeriy Melnikov / Go to the photo bankThe Spasskaya Tower International Military Music Festival held its grand finale on Saturday, September 8.
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The Spasskaya Tower International Military Music Festival held its grand finale on Saturday, September 8.
© RIA Novosti . Valeriy Melnikov / Go to the photo bankThe honor guards of heads of state and the leading military orchestras paraded on Red Square.
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The honor guards of heads of state and the leading military orchestras paraded on Red Square.
© RIA Novosti . Valeriy MelnikovRussia’s defeat of Napoleon’s 1812 invasion was the festival’s theme this year, and Lev Tolstoi’s classic novel War and Peace inspired the grand finale.
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Russia’s defeat of Napoleon’s 1812 invasion was the festival’s theme this year, and Lev Tolstoi’s classic novel War and Peace inspired the grand finale.
© RIA Novosti . Valeriy MelnikovRed Square became first a ballroom, then a battlefield.


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Red Square became first a ballroom, then a battlefield.


© RIA Novosti . Valeriy Melnikov / Go to the photo bankRussia was represented by two units of the Moscow Kremlin’s commandant service – the presidential orchestra and the cavalry honor guard – as well as the Defense Ministry’s Central Military Orchestra, the Moscow Garrison’s Combined Orchestra, and others.
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Russia was represented by two units of the Moscow Kremlin’s commandant service – the presidential orchestra and the cavalry honor guard – as well as the Defense Ministry’s Central Military Orchestra, the Moscow Garrison’s Combined Orchestra, and others.
© RIA Novosti . Valeriy Melnikov / Go to the photo bankOrchestras from Austria, Germany, Greece, Italy, Kazakhstan, China, Poland, Singapore and France, as well as a combined EU orchestra, also took part.
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Orchestras from Austria, Germany, Greece, Italy, Kazakhstan, China, Poland, Singapore and France, as well as a combined EU orchestra, also took part.
© RIA Novosti . Valeriy Melnikov / Go to the photo bankThe festival, which was first held in 2009, grows more popular every year.
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The festival, which was first held in 2009, grows more popular every year.
© RIA Novosti . Valeriy Melnikov / Go to the photo bankThousands of spectators attended the grand finale on Red Square.
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Thousands of spectators attended the grand finale on Red Square.
© RIA Novosti . Valeriy Melnikov / Go to the photo bankThe finale culminated with a fireworks display accompanied by nine orchestras performing Farewell of Slavianka (Proschaniye Slavianki), the legendary Russian marching song that is 100 years old this year.
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The finale culminated with a fireworks display accompanied by nine orchestras performing Farewell of Slavianka (Proschaniye Slavianki), the legendary Russian marching song that is 100 years old this year.
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