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    St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra Plays in New York on Russia Day

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    The St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra performed at New York’s famous Carnegie Hall on Friday to inaugurate the international celebration of Russia Day in the US.

    The orchestra played Pyotr Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4 and Dmitry Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 5.

    It was the first time the holiday was celebrated in five different countries on the same day.

    Russia Day, which was first observed on June 12, 1992, is one of the country's youngest national holidays. On that day, the first Congress of People’s Deputies of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic (RSFSR) adopted a declaration on the republic’s sovereignty within the Soviet Union.


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