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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 Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation

Dear friends,  

I would like to sincerely welcome you at the grand opening of the Twelfth Spasskaya Tower International Military Music Festival. 

Over all those years it has gathered some of the world’s best band and artistic ensembles right in the very heart of Moscow. Each of them has its unique national features, exceptional professional skills and inspiring energy. This all contributes to the development of artistic exchanges as well strengthening of friendship and mutual trust between nations. 

Military music has always had great artistic impact, firing people’s enthusiasm both during the peacetime and in the most challenging days, as well as giving them confidence in the days to come. Thus, it is of utmost importance to preserve and enhance military culture and its traditions

I would like to congratulate all the participants, guests and audiences of the Spasskaya Tower Festival on the opening of this wonderful celebration. 

Wish you well-being, peace, artistic successes and all the best. 


Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation
General of the Army
Sergey Shoygu

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