Russia’s Shumakov center boasts record number of heart transplantations in 2016Society & Culture January 25, 0:48
EU-Moldova association deal may be scrapped if people say so — presidentWorld January 24, 23:10
NATO experts arrive in Moldova to assist in developing military strategyWorld January 24, 21:13
FIA F1 top management reshuffle unlikely to affect Russia’s Sochi GP — expertSport January 24, 20:42
Russia hopes for constructive work with Trump's administration at G20Business & Economy January 24, 20:29
Everything you need to know about Oscars 2017 nominationsSociety & Culture January 24, 19:57
Konchalovsky glad his film Paradise is absent from list of Oscar nomineesSociety & Culture January 24, 18:55
Russian meteorology service reports 2016 is record warm year in ArcticBusiness & Economy January 24, 18:22
Russian chief negotiator comments on outcome of Syria peace talks in AstanaRussian Politics & Diplomacy January 24, 18:11
MOSCOW, August 12. /TASS/. Russia's iconic Red Army Choir, orchestra and dance ensemble start a European city tour next month to honour the 70th anniversary of Second World War victory against Nazi Germany.
The route takes the world-famous Aleksandrov Ensemble to venues in 40 cities. It starts in Hungary's capital, Budapest, on September 5 and finishes in Tallinn, Estonia's capital, on December 10.
"We have a large-scale tour this year," said Valentina Maksimova, the ensemble's press secretary." Our main aim is to remind people of the role of the Soviet Union’s Red Army in the liberation from Nazi occupation."
Concert venues hosting capacity audiences of 4,000 or more will ring to a range of music including folk tunes, hymns, operatic arias and popular music.
Aleksandrov Ensemble was founded in 1928 during Soviet times by Alexander Aleksandrov, a music professor at Moscow Conservatory. During World War Two, the ensemble gave 1,400 performances, including 742 on the front line, gaining recognition as the "Red Army Choir".