Muscovites celebrated City Day

Around 1,5 million people participated in celebration of City day of Moscow on Saturday by gong to few concerts, dance shows and other happenings under the sponsorship of City council, on the celebration in Moscow.

Holiday is traditionally celebrated first Saturday in September, and this year it fell one day before the election for the mayor. So some politicians  accuse Moscow’s authorities that they wanted with specially festive celebration get additional votes for mayor Sergej Sobyanin.

On Red square, many dance groups and musicians entertained Sobyanin, patriarch Kiril and 50 000 other participants, while other central celebration was held in Gorky Park, where army orchestra  from the ship on Mocow’s river, Ulitsa, played while army orchestras from all over the world marched in parade. Pushkin’s square was the host for domestic rock bands in evening hours, and Teatralnaya Ploshchad was the host of performers from Bolshoi Theater.

Army planes sprinkled special compounds to help breaking up clouds over space of central celebrations, so the sun shone most of the day, despite occasional rain showers.


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