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3 August 2020

Thirteenth Spasskaya Tower International Military Music Festival Online Press Conference

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On August 6, 2020 at 12 am TASS will host the online press conference dedicated to the Thirteenth Spasskaya Tower International Military Music Festival. The leading theme of this year’s production is ‘75 Years since the War Ended’.

The Spasskaya Tower International Military Tattoo is a spectacular cultural event that as the matter of a longstanding tradition unfolds annually on Moscow’s Red Square. The Festival is carried out following the order of the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin under the sponsorship of the Festival Public Council headed by Alexander Zhukov, Chairman of the State Duma of the Russian Federation.

What will the 2020 Festival look like? What are the expectations? You’ll discover answers to these and a lot of other questions on August 6 at the official Festival press conference.

The Thirteenth Spasskaya Tower International Military Music Festival will unfold on Moscow’s Red Square from August 28 to September 6, 2020.

Media representatives will have a chance to learn about all the details of the upcoming Festival events and ask questions to Mr Sergey SMIRNOV, Head of the Spasskaya Tower Festival Directorate and member of the Festival Public Council, Major General Timofey MAYAKIN, Head of the Band Military Service of the Russian Armed Forces — Chief Military Conductor and Festival Music Director, and Mr Yuriy MARKHOLIA, Festival Staging Director.

It would have been impossible to hold such a largescale and tremendous event in the very heart of Moscow without the Festival’s permanent partners featuring Rostec State Corporation, ROSOBORONEXPORT Company and Transneft Company. Despite all the difficulties, especially posed by COVID-19 pandemic, these large Russian companies have remained loyal and genuine friends of the Spasskaya Tower International Military Tattoo. They provide full-scale support to the Festival, contribute to its continuous development and growth that allows it to be among the most popular and largest international events both in Russia and abroad.

“The Spasskaya Tower Festival has become an indispensable part of Moscow’s cultural agenda. This great summer celebration of music has already reached beyond the premises of Red Square. And we are very happy that even this year the tradition will be followed no matter what. Some of the best Russian military bands will step on the cobblestones of Red Square, and these performances will be broadcast not only in Russia but all the world as well. Military musicians will also perform in Moscow’s parks and gardens. It’s worth noting that over the years the Festival has proven itself as a perfect example of the Track II diplomacy. It’s popularity abroad is steadily growing. Our foreign participants are very sorry that don’t have a chance to come to Moscow this year owing all the limitations posed by the global pandemic. But we hope that in the year to come the best military bands and artistic groups from all over the world will meet once again in the very heart of the Russian capital”, stated Ms. Yulia VORONOVA, Assistant to Rostec Director General.

“Cooperation is Strength, says the motto of our organization, and it’s perfectly reflected in the very essence of this Festival. Our foreign partners have always been impressed by the strength of Russia and its people, by their turn for creation and unique skills to unite nations in the name of peace, beauty and happiness. And today we’d like to invite them to come the ancient walls of the Moscow Kremlin to witness all these once again”, noted Alexander MIKHEEV, CEO of Rosoboronexport.

“The Festival must go on. But I’d like to point out that this year everyone who is standing behind the organization of this spectacular event deserves our most sincere appreciation and respect as much as never. I wish all the organizers, participants and audiences of the Festival a wonderful experience, vibrant emotions, and endless artistic inspiration”, said Nikolai TOKAREV, President of Transneft.

TASS is the official information partner of the Spasskaya Tower Festival.


To take part in the Festival’s online press conference media representative should apply for accreditation. Upon registering please specify the number of the mobile phone with WhatsApp installed.

The stream will be available on the TASS website and TASS Media Center Facebook account.

For information and accreditation:
+7 (499) 791-03-87, +7 (903) 284-25-41