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Day of National Unity to be celebrated with concert, exhibitions, patriotic actions in Moscow

November 04, 2013, 0:52 UTC+3
More than 500 events will be held in Moscow on Russia’s Day of National Unity, the holiday will be celebrated in libraries, culture centres, parks, museums, cinema theatres
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AP Photo/Mikhail Metzel

AP Photo/Mikhail Metzel

MOSCOW, November 4 (Itar-Tass) - More than 500 events will be held in Moscow on Russia’s Day of National Unity, the holiday will be celebrated in libraries, culture centres, parks, museums, cinema theatres where various exhibitions and concerts devoted to the occasion will take place.

The traditional cultural-patriotic action Altar of the Fatherland with the participation of representatives of veterans’ non-governmental organisations and Moscow associations of fellow-countrymen will be held on Monday. This year’s action will be devoted to four dates: the 1,150th anniversary of Slavic writing system, 1,205th anniversary of Christianisation of Russia and the 300th anniversary of the establishment of Nizhny Novgorod guberniya (province). Taking part in the event will be delegates from 30 districts of Nizhny Novgorod and Yaroslavl Oblasts, as well as veterans of the Great Patriotic War (of Russia against Nazi Germany of 1941-1945), cadets, representatives of the clergy, regional NGOs - fraternities of the city of Moscow. On Monday - the day of the Feast of the Kazan Icon of the Mother of God and Day of National Unity, the action participants will take part in the ceremony of laying flowers at the monument to Saints Cyril and Methodius.

Also on Monday, the Transnational Forum concert “We are united” will be held at the State Kremlin Palace to be attended by more than 6 thousand guests from all Russia’s regions and countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). The celebration of National Unity Day will be held in the capital for the ninth time. The forum concert is held “in order to bring together social, ethnic, cultural and youth organisations in building a unified and cohesive civil society on the basis of mutual respect.” This year, the all-Russian competitions in the nominations “patriotism,” “integration,” “civil society,” “education,” “dialogue of cultures,” “youth life,” “multi-ethnic Russia,” etc., will be held within the celebrations. The ceremony of awarding their winners will be held in the Kremlin on Monday.

The renowned creative groups and pop stars: Kuban Cossack Choir, the Lube band, the Pyatnitsky Choir, singers Iosif Kobzon, Ani Lorak, Tamara Gverdtsiteli, the Turketsky Choir Art Group, the Pesnyary band, singers Sofia Rotaru, Jasmine, Dima Bilan, Alsou, Nadezhda Babkina, Soso Pavliashvili, Buranovo Grannies and many others will take part in the concert.

A festive concert devoted to Day of National Unity will be given on Monday within the framework of the 8th International socio-cultural forum Living Tradition at the Meridian Centre of Culture and Art. The concert programme will feature Russia’s leading performers of folk music.

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