Moscow prepares for its 872th anniversary

Moscow prepares for its 872th anniversary

On September 7 and 8, Moscow will celebrate its 872th anniversary. Topics of this year's City Day celebratory events will include the Year of Theater and anniversary of the All-Russian Exhibition Center (VDNH), which turned 80 this year. According to head of the Department of Trade and Services of Moscow, Alexei Nemeryuk, 250 festive events are planned in each district of Moscow: “They will cover all city sites, all parks, most of the streets in the city center will also be involved in festive events. Tsaritsyno, Museon, Kuskovo will show great holiday program.

For the first time, we will hold a regatta competition at the Obvodny Canal, over thousand people will participate in it. Four venues for animation programs, master classes, and performances will open on Tverskaya, Okhotny Ryad, Mokhovaya Streets... Production center of Andris Liepa, the Imperial Russian Ballet, the Drama Theater on Malaya Bronnaya, the Soedineniye Foundation, Maxim Leonidov, Surganova and other famous artists confirmed their participation. Artists of the Drama Theater on Malaya Bronnaya, led by Konstantin Bogomolov, specially prepared for the Moscow Birthday’s concert.

Alexei Nemeryuk also announced the City Day's education program: "Cosmonauts, including Sergey Volkov, will be guests of the lecture program. Anatoly Wasserman will also deliver a lecture at the Moscow City venue."

“Seven athletes, including foreign highline stars from Germany, France, Canada, are going to cross the rope between skyscrapers of the Moscow-City international business complex at an altitude of about 350 meters. This is 100 meters more compared to previous record. We expect this new achievement to be included in the Guinness Book of Records," Nemeryuk said.

Director general of the VDNH Sergey Shogurov noted that over the past five years, a lot of work has been done to improve the complex, restore cultural heritage monuments, and adapt them to modern use: “The territory of VDNH is slowly becoming the territory of records. We're returning to the main purpose of the country's main exhibition. Celebratory program, dedicated to the City Day, will include a wide variety of events - theater, music, sports, master classes, quizzes, dances, concerts. As usual, all events will end with fireworks.

Opening ceremony of the City Day will be held on September 7 at 12:00. From 13:00, all the sites of the VDNH dedicated to children will begin. Nine sites with master classes, with animators for all age groups of children will be operating. From 14:00 to 18:00, the Green Theater will host gala concert of the Brass Band Festival. At 15:00 gala concert of the Street Culture Festival “Rhythm of My City” will begin. From 18:20 to 18:50 we want to set a record for mass dance lesson, we want over 2 thousand people to dance at the same time."

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