Official website of the Spasskaya Tower International Military Music Festival
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Official website of the Spasskaya Tower International Military Music Festival

Welcome address of the CEO of JSC Rosoboronexport

Dear friends, 

I’m glad to heartily welcome you to the Twelfth Spasskaya Tower International Military Tattoo.

One of the world’s best cultural events, the Spasskaya Tower Festival unfolds on Moscow’s Red Square, right beneath the Kremlin walls. Every year tens of thousands of Muscovites and guests of the capital come to the very heart of Russia to witness this colorful show. The grace of the best honor guard and cavalry escort units, exceptional skills of military bands and artistic ensembles, performances by the top celebrities, the finest 3D mapping, strong theatrical shows and magnificent fireworks, this all is the Spasskaya Tower International Military Tattoo. 

The organizers of the Festival may definitely be proud of the record of their achievements. Thus, over the eleven years of history, the Spasskaya Tower Festival welcomed more than 160 artistic groups from 54 countries and secured its right of being among the top three such venues on par with the Edinburgh Military Tattoo of Scotland and Basel Military Tattoo of Switzerland. The Festival enjoys the support of the Rostec State Corporation, while Rosoboronexport is its general sponsor. We’d like to point out that we have the honor of being part of this great event, and we are happy to see that the Festival’s popularity is continuously growing. 

Cooperation is Strength,says the motto of our organization. And we strongly believe that the Festival’s activities seek to strengthen relationships between Russia and its partners in the global arena. If you want a vivid example of how arts unite nations, have a look at the Spasskaya Tower Festival. And you’ll witness how a cultural event may bring together people from different countries who seek to create and make bold experiments in the fascinating world of dance and music.

Inviting our foreign partners to go through this amazing experience, we are sure that they won’t remain untouched and will take home only the best impressions of our country, Russian people and our cooperation. I am sure that as the Spasskaya Tower Festival moves forward, it will be sparking off even stronger emotions bringing joy, inspiration, harmony, love, and kindness to the world. 

On behalf of Rosoboronexport I want to congratulate you with the opening of the Festival. I wish this wonderful celebration of music entered your hearts bringing good mood and lifting your spirits up. 

CEO of JSC Rosoboronexport
Aleksandr Mikheev