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27 August 2019

Hey Pals, We Must Not Grow Old in Our Hearts

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Today, August 27, the Twelfth Spasskaya Tower International Military Music welcomed on Red Square representatives of the older generation, participants of the Moscow Longevity program initiated by the Mayor of Moscow. 

At 12 am sharp eleven choirs from eleven administrative districts of the capital stepped onto the cobblestones of Red Square. United by their love for music and Moscow Longevity, retired engineers, doctors, teachers, sportsmen, factory workers, military men performed popular Russian songs about love, Moscow and Motherland.

The stands were also full that day welcoming the most active participants of the Moscow Longevity who were enthusiastically supporting their pals. 

Anita Tsoi, Dina Garipova and Sergey Sheremet also became part of this very special concert on Red Square. They performed several Soviet music pieces and received an enthusiastic support of the stands as well. 

In the final part of the concert they together with the Moscow Longevity combined choir featuring 872 members performed the Hymn of Moscow to the accompaniment of the Central Military Band of the Russian Ministry of Defense, thus setting a world record of the largest music act to sing the Hymn of Moscow. The number of the participants was not chosen by chance as this September Moscow celebrates its 872thanniversary. The record was validated by the INTERRECORD, the First International Record Registering Internet Portal on Russian.

Mr. Vladimir Petrosyan, Head of Moscow Social Protection and Labor Department, and Mr. Sergey Smirnov, Head of the Spasskaya Festival Directorate, expressed their appreciation for all the participants and guests of the event wishing them strong health and many happy returns.