Moscow’s 868th: Historic Reenactment, Red Square Concert and Spasskaya Tower Festival

Today we celebrate the Day of Moscow.

Watch live as of this posting: massive historic reenactment and concert on Red Square, marking Moscow’s official 868th birthday. This early concert kickstarts the celebrations. Moscow today hosts over 50 free concerts happening simultaneously all over the city.

I have to mention that this date is counted from the so-called first official mention of Moscow in the Russian chronicles. However, the date isn’t accurate, as recognized by many historians. Moscow is much older and the reason no prior direct mentions are found is because history was diligently re-written and true records burned on more than one occasion. For this reason it’s so hard to prove the real age of Moscow, which may likely be thousands of years.

But even the known 868 years of history aren’t so bad. From the ancient times to Ivan and the Time of Troubles, to Peter the Great, Napoleon war and on to WWII and modern days – check out Moscow and Russia’s rich, turbulent and colorful history with the amazing backdrop of St. Basil’s, performed by some of the best Russian singers and actors. Moscow (Moskva in Russian) is one of the most sung cities on the planet. Some nice songs about Moscow in this show.

A great song My golden Moscow, which is the official anthem of Moscow, starts at 44:25.


A very cool video! International festival of military music and art Spasskaya Bashnya (Spasskaya Tower) also began tonight. Video of the opening of the festival with spectacular music, dance and acrobatic performances from many countries.

Открытие Международного военно-музыкального фестиваля «Спасская башня»

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Posted on September 5, 2015, in Russia and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. What a beautiful, uplifting and, at times, bitter-sweet performance! And such festivities finally bring back the historic meaning to the Square in question – The Beautiful Square (mistranslated as Red).

    Even for those, not versed in the Russian language, it should be easy to identify the historical events and figures. If not, ask, and answers shall be given to you.

    And I agree with Lada, the songs are simply beautiful. It is hard to say, which one is favourite, but Ivan Susanin’s aria, as he prepares to sacrifice himself and lead the Poles into marshes, is probably the most gripping.


  2. On the topic of Moscow and festivities.

    The 5th Festival of Light “Circle of Light” starts in Moscow on the 26th of September. Here is the official site in English:

    “The Circle of Light Moscow International Festival is an annual event at which light designers and 2D and 3D graphic designers utilize the urban space of Moscow as canvas for multimedia and light installations. The organizer of the Festival is the Department of Mass Media and Advertising of the City of Moscow. For the Circle of Light Festival Russian and international designers and artists produce light and multimedia shows, creating projection mapping on the facades of the most notable buildings, cultural monuments and other facilities in Moscow as well as integrate their creative ideas into the architecture of the city. Entrance to any Festival venue is free.”


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