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Amazing Light Show for Moscow's 864th Birthday

6. September 2011 by Michelle 0 Comments

Russia's capital city turned another year older this past weekend and hundreds of thousands of Muscovites participated in the celebrations. At noon on Sunday, the Kremlin tower clock chimes signaled the beginning of the parade.

 

Famous symphony orchestras, dance groups, Bolshoi Theatre soloists and Todes Ballet dancers were all included in the Moscow City Day show. The theme was a combination of the history, the present day and the future of the Russian capital.

 

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, city mayor Sergei Sobyanin and Patriarch Kirill of Moscow were also in attendance and the President gave a special speech congratulating the crowd.

 

Afterward, everyone had a variety of activities to choose from, such as poetry in the park, open-air dramatized shows, art exhibitions, and well-known artists’ master classes. However, the most exciting feature of the entire day was the amazing music, light and fireworks event.

 

The main building of Moscow State University was used as the backdrop for the largest video projection, which may possibly earn a spot in the Guinness World Record Book. The show was masterminded by David Atkins, director of the opening ceremony for both the Sydney Olympics Games in 2000 and the Shanghai World Expo in 2010.

 

In addition to the powerful pyrotechnics, lights, and music, world famous urban free climber Alain Robert (known for scaling the Eiffel Tower and the Empire State Building) climbed to the top of the university building.

 

Check out these photos and then watch the video below!

 

 

Source, Photos: RT.com, The Voice of Russia