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All-Russian line-up, procession with orchestra and musical concerts. How Victory Day will be celebrated at the RUSSIA EXPO

All-Russian line-up, procession with orchestra and musical concerts. How Victory Day will be celebrated at the RUSSIA EXPO
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Photo: Anatoliy Medved/Fotohost-RIA News agency

On May 9, the International RUSSIA EXPO will host many events dedicated to the important historical date. Everyone will be able to celebrate Victory Day and attend the ceremonial line-up and concerts, watch a procession with an orchestra and listen to fascinating lectures.

Red Carnations campaign

The Red Carnations campaign will be organized by the Memory of Generations charity fund, which has already helped more than 18,600 veterans. Visitors to the Exposition can receive a commemorative badge in the shape of a flower by making any donation to the foundation's volunteers.

When: 10:00 - 22:00

Where: Pavilion No. 75

Lecture: “Liberation of Crimea and Sevastopol in 1943-1944”.

Everyone can learn about the fierce struggle of the Soviet armed forces for the liberation of Crimea and Sevastopol, which took place from the end of October 1943 to May 12, 1944. Senior researcher of the Institute of Russian History of the Russian Academy of Sciences, candidate of historical sciences will talk about these events and reveal the role and significance of the victory in the Crimea on the further course of the Great Patriotic War.

When: 12:00 - 13:00

Where: Pavilion No. 75 (Hall A, Cultural Projects Zone)

Victory Day line-up and ceremonial procession

The annual Victory Day ceremony, which takes place in schools, colleges and universities across the country, will also take place at the RUSSIA EXPO this year. It will be attended by veterans of the Great Patriotic War (GPW), veterans of the special military operation (SMO), and representatives of the Movement of the First. The line-up will be the starting event of the procession, in which, among others, children's and youth brass bands, vocal and dance groups from different cities of the country will march in festive formation.

When: 14:30 - 15:30

Where: The area behind Pavilion E “World of Digit”; The start of the procession - the space near the Stone Flower fountain.

Festival “Fanfare of Victory 2024”

Within the framework of the Festival, the visitors will see performances of children's and youth brass bands from five regions of Russia, choirs, dance ensembles and soloists. Musicians will perform compositions about the Great Patriotic War, waltzes and marches, lyrical and patriotic works, songs about Moscow. The program also includes: flash mob “Victory Waltz” together with a veteran of the Great Patriotic War, performance of youth orchestras, teleconference with Sevastopol and Crimea, mass performance of the song “Victory Day”.

When: 15:30 - 17:00

Where: Main Street Stage of the Exposition

"Victory Rays" campaign

"Victory Rays" is a moving campaign in which everyone can honor the memory of fallen heroes. The historic building of Pavilion No. 1 “First in Russia - Land of Opportunity” will be illuminated with spotlights - rays of light. Also, Victory Volunteers will make an image of the Order of the Patriotic War out of lamps and candles, which with the rays of light will create a complex picture and illuminate the territory of the Exposition.

When: 20:20 - 22:00

Where: Space in front of Pavilion No. 1 “First in Russia - Land of Opportunity”.

Events and photo expositions in honor of Victory Day

As part of Victory Day celebrations, each guest of Pavilion No. 15 “Russia in Motion” will be given carnations as a symbol of love and respect for veterans. A photo exposition “Medics during the Great Patriotic War” will be opened for the guests of Pavilion C “In the Service of Health”. Everyone will also be able to take part in the “Immortal Regiment” campaign by placing a photo of a GPW veteran on a special campaign stand. And in Pavilion No. 12 “SIBUR House of Polymers”, guests will be able to visit a temporary exposition with a demonstration of facts about home front workers - chemists who contributed to the Great Victory. The “Immortal Regiment” online campaign will also be held there. On the internal screens of the Pavilion, videos with relatives of the company's employees will be broadcast for guests.

When: 10:00 - 22:00

Where: Pavilion No. 15 “Russia on the Move”, Pavilion C “In the Service of Health”, Pavilion No. 12 “SIBUR House of Polymers”.

Performance by the orchestra of the Ministry of Transport of Russia

The orchestra of the Russian Ministry of Transport provides musical accompaniment for official events of the Ministry of Transport, the Russian University of Transport, and participates in concerts and festive events. On Victory Day, the orchestra will perform songs of the war years.

When: 13:00 - 15:00

Where: Pavilion No. 15 “Russia in Motion”

Musical and literary production “Children of War”

The stage will show a play about the wartime and the life of children who could not take part in the fighting against the Nazi invaders because of their age. The audience will see how teenagers took part in the construction of defensive structures and air defense, and in the home front, along with adults, worked in factories, harvested crops, grazed cattle, helped in hospitals. 

When: 16:00 - 18:00

Where: Pavilion 57 “Education/Decade of Science and Technology”.

“Immortal Regiment” campaign in the House of Russian Cuisine

On the day of the Great Victory on May 9, the cooks of the House of Russian Cuisine will remotely join the “Immortal Regiment” campaign. They will display photos of grandfathers and great-grandfathers-winners and tell their stories. Festive treats are waiting for all veterans in the House of Russian Cuisine.

When: 18:00 - 20:00

Where: Pavilion K “House of Russian Cuisine”

Concert by Ildar Abdrazakov

Ildar Abdrazakov is an opera singer, Merited Artist of the Russian Federation, winner of the Golden Mask National Theater Award and two Grammy Awards. He will perform together with the Russian National Youth Symphony Orchestra. The guests of the Exposition will hear songs that are infinitely dear and close to each of us: “Cranes” and “Smuglyanka”, “Dark Night”, “Moments”, “From Heroes of Bygone Times” and dozens of other compositions that have become musical symbols of the country and our Victory.

When: 18:30 - 20:30

Where: Stage in front of the main arch of VDNH

Pavilion No. 48 Farmers Fair 10:00 - 20:00

The Farmers Fair in Pavilion No. 48 invites you to be amazed by the variety and richness of tastes. Cheeses, sausages, delicacies, Siberian berry jam, chocolate-covered cones, black and red caviar from all regions of the country are presented here. You can comfortably get to our Fair by route No. K, which departs from Pavilion No. 75, as well as from the stop "Northern Loop", located at the arch of the Main Entrance of VDNH. Pavilion No. 48 is within walking distance from the "City Farm" stop.

The International RUSSIA EXPO is the most important achievements of the country gathered in one place. Throughout the Exposition, cultural events, a rich business and educational program await guests. The expositions of 89 Russian regions, leading federal agencies, corporations and public organizations are presented to the visitors. More than 11 million people have already visited the Exposition. The International RUSSIA EXPO takes place at VDNH in Moscow from November 4 to July 8.

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