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In St. Petersburg the song and dance Ensemble of the Western military district will celebrate the 90th anniversary.

“In St. Petersburg will be held celebrations dedicated to the 90th anniversary of the song and dance Ensemble of the Western military district – one of the oldest creative collectives of the Russian Army, founded in December 1929, a Gala concert will be held in the big concert hall “October” 17 Dec, planned a large-scale program, representing the entire spectrum of creative activity of the ensemble,” said the officer of military and political control of the Western military district captain Kirill Egorov.

For the first years of operation the Ensemble has performed many folk songs and songs of Soviet composers. In the period 1938-40. the Ensemble of red army song and dance of the Leningrad military district became a kind of creative laboratory of the Soviet song, especially the army repertoire.

Great and dedicated work conducted Ensemble during the great Patriotic war, including being at the forefront of the defenders of besieged Leningrad.

The ensemble gives more than 300 concerts annually. This participation in the celebrations dedicated to the anniversary of the complete lifting of the blockade of Leningrad, participated in the parade of troops of the St. Petersburg garrison. Concert ensembles perform in parts of the County, in military schools and in military medical facilities.

Head of the ensemble artistic Director the Honored worker of arts of the Republic of Crimea, major Ilya Kolesnikov.

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