(26 Aug 2022)
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Moscow – 25 August 2022
1. Close of Kremlin with pull out to military tattoo festival
2. Wide of military band performing
3. Mid of military band performing
4. Wide of Red Square
5. Mid of fireworks
6. Mid of audience
7. SOUNDBITE (Russian) Sergey Smirnov, Spasskaya Tower Festival director:
“Today it is an exciting day for us because we will present for your judgment fruits of our one-year work.”
8. Mid of participants
9. SOUNDBITE (Russian) Sergey Smirnov, Spasskaya Tower Festival director:
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“We are especially excited because this is the 15th round of the festival. I do not want mention bad things but I hope that with the festival we are finishing a three year long COVID period.”
10. Various of acts performing
11. Mid of audience
12. Mid of man dancing with sabres
13. Various of dance performance
14. Mid of audience
15. Various of performance
The opening ceremony of Russia’s Spasskaya Tower Military Music Festival and Tattoo took place in Moscow’s Red Square on Thursday evening.
The annual festival features military band parades, dance performances and fireworks displays.
This year marks the event’s 15th installment, but participants have come from fewer countries than in previous years.
Bands from India, Armenia, Belarus, Egypt, Thailand and Venezuela are visiting Moscow to take part.
The festival runs through September 4.
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