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Baltic fleet commander Admiral Alexander Nosatov congratulated the artists and veterans of the famous band with the anniversary and presented awards and certificates. In his speech, the commander of the fleet said that the song and dance ensemble of the Baltic fleet is one of the oldest military art collectives of Russia. During 80 years of its existence, the ensemble concerts traveled throughout the Russian Federation and the former USSR, he has taken part in foreign friendly visits of the ships of the Baltic fleet, during the tour he visited many countries of Europe and America.
In recent history, the ensemble he performed in France (over 10 times), Norway, Switzerland, Poland, Belgium, Italy, Monaco, the USA, great Britain, Northern Ireland, Germany.
The ensemble has grown a whole galaxy of outstanding singers: soloists of the Bolshoi theater people’s artist of Russia N. Timchenko and V. Nechitailo, soloist of the Mariinsky Opera theatre, people’s artist of Russia A. Dedic, people’s artist of the USSR Vladimir Mulyavin, a soloist of the Dnepropetrovsk Opera theatre, people’s artist of Ukraine N. Ukrainian people’s artist of Belarus V. Vuyachich, the soloist of the Minsk Opera theatre, honored artist of Belarus Vladimir Skorobogatov and others.
In our day the artists of the ensemble are frequent and are always welcome at military units and on ships of the Baltic fleet. According to sailors, the Navy has no such parts, which would have been made by the artists of the famous creative team.
Today the artistic Director and conductor of the ensemble is the honored artist of Russia Boris Gastev.
The song and dance ensemble of the Baltic fleet was founded in 1939 in Leningrad. 12 Jan 1940 in Kronstadt in the hall of the Navy’s first concert red-Navy ensemble of song and dance of the Baltic fleet. Already with his first concert performances, the ensemble has established itself as a bright, distinctive art collective and has gained popularity with a wide audience.
From the first days of its existence the ensemble worked with him well-known playwrights, composers and poets, V. Vishnevsky, V. Soloviev-Gray, E. Zharkovskiy, V. Sorokin, V. Lebedev-Kumach, S. Fogelson, V. Azarov and many others.
During the great Patriotic war, the artists of the ensemble participated in the heroic defense of Moonsund Islands (island of Osel, dago O.), together with the ships of the fleet broke from Tallinn to Leningrad. All 900 days of blockade of Leningrad the creative team was in town, speaking to residents at the forefront.
All the years of the great Patriotic war the ensemble has performed about 2500 concerts. Many artists – almost one third of the creative staff – died a heroic death.
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