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Official website of the International Military Music Festival “Spasskaya Tower”

Welcome address of the Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation

Dear friends,
I cordially welcome you to the opening ceremony of the Tenth Music Festival “Spasskaya Tower”.
An exciting musical and stage show is about to be performed by the best bands and Honor Guard units of Russia and foreign states in the very heart of Russia, near the ancient walls of the Moscow Kremlin, at leading musical venues of the capital.

Music is the universal language of humankind, one that promotes mutual understanding between nations. For this reason, the Festival invariably brings together a huge number of admirers from all corners of the country and from abroad.
I would especially like to highlight the “Spasskaya Tower for Kids” program, which makes a significant contribution to brass band musical events, while encouraging patriotic and civic education among youth, and instilling respect for Russian history.

Let me assure you that “Spasskaya Tower — 2017” will be instrumental in extending international cooperation both in cultural and military circles.

I wish the performers success in their artistic endeavors and hope that the spectators will be greatly impressed!


Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation
General of the Army
Sergey Shoygu

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