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8 August 2019

The Twelfth Spasskaya Tower International Military Music Festival Multimedia Press Conference

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August 15, 2019 at 12 am the Glass Hall of the Rossia Segodnya International Multimedia Press Center will host a multimedia press conference titled “The Twelfth Spasskaya Tower International Military Music Festival — Solo with a Band”.

Every year Moscow’s Red Square heartily welcomes the Spasskaya Tower Festival, one of the world’s best military music tattoos.

Held by the order of the Russia’s President Vladimir Putin, the Festival is supervised by the Public Council headed by Alexander Zhukov, First Deputy Chairman of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation.

What is the twelfth run of the Festival going to be? What should the audiences be waiting for? To discover the answers to these and many other questions the organizers and participants invite you to attend the Festival’s multimedia press conference on August 15 at the Rossia Segodnya International Multimedia Press Center.

Media representatives will have an opportunity to learn about the forthcoming events as well as ask their questions to Lieutenant General Sergey KHLEBNIKOV, member of the Festival Public Council, Moscow Kremlin Commandant and Head of the Moscow Kremlin’s Commandant Service of the Russian Federal Guard Service; Mr. Sergey SMIRNOV, Head of the Spasskaya Tower Festival Directorate; Major General Timofey MAYAKIN, Head of the Military Band Music Service of the Russian Armed Forces — Chief Military Conductor; Mr. Alexander KIBOVSKIY, Head of the Moscow Government Department of Culture; Ms. Yulia VORONOVA, Aid to the Director General of the Rostec State Corporation.

The press conference will also feature the representatives of the embassies and defense wings of the countries, participants of the Festival.

The Spasskaya Tower Festival, one the most trending and major celebrations held right in the very heart of Moscow, could not be imagined without the multifaceted support provided by the Rostec State Corporation , Rosoboronexport and Transneft companies, permanent partners and loyal friends of the Festival.

“The Spasskaya Festival has secured its right to be among the top three such venues on par with the Edinburgh Military Tattoo, held in Scotland since 1950, and Basel Military Tattoo, held in Switzerland since 2006. Every year some of the world’s best military bands come to Moscow. Over the twelve years of its history, the Spasskaya Tower Military Tattoo welcomed more than 160 artistic groups from 54 countries. A strong and remarkable event, the Festival washes off all the boundaries between nations. Using the language of military music it speaks about the importance of strengthening peace. I am confident that this year’s Festival will once again become one of the most vivid and exciting events of Moscow’s cultural life attracting big audiences not only from all over Russia, but abroad as well” , said Segey CHEMEZOV, CEO of the Rostec State Corporation.

“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” , noted Alexander MIKHEEV, CEO of Rosoboronexport.

“The Festival has already become one of the most well-established and thrilling events of Moscow’s cultural life” , highlighted Nikolai TOKAREV, President of Transneft.

Rossia Segodnya International Information Agency if the official information partner of the Spasskaya Tower Festival.

THE TWELFTH SPASSKAYA TOWER INTERNATIONAL MILITARY MUSIC FESTIVAL WILL BE HELD ON RED SUQARE from August 23 to September 1, 2019

Dear Media representatives we would like to invite you to the Glass Hall of the Rossia Segodnya International Information Agency Press Center (Zubovskiy blv., 4) to attend the 2019 Spasskaya Tower Festival press conference on August 15 at 12 am.

Please forward your applications for accreditation to media@spasstower.ru.
Applications should be submitted by 5 pm of August 14

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