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The Central Academic Theater of the Russian Army, at the initiative of the Ministry of Defense of Russia and with the participation of the Union of Theater Workers, announced the start of the All-Russian Theater Festival “23 Days to Victory”. The name of the festival was not chosen by chance: this was the length of the Berlin Offensive Operation, one of the last strategic operations of Soviet troops in the European Theater of Operations, during which the Red Army occupied Berlin, which led to the unconditional surrender of Germany. The operation lasted 23 days – from April 16 to May 9, 1945.

80 theaters from 45 Russian cities have sent their applications for participation in the festival. The geography of the festival is vast – from Moscow to Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, from Krasnodar to Murmansk.

All 23 days of the festival, performances about the Great Patriotic War, memory, great deeds, love and victory will be played on different stages in different geographic locations. About victory in spite of everything.

“The Dawns Here Are Quiet” and “Tomorrow Was War” based on the novels by Boris Vasiliev, “Vasily Terkin” based on the poem by Alexander Tvardovsky, “Starfall” based on the novel by Viktor Astafiev, “Young Guard” based on the novel by Alexander Fadeev, “Warsaw Melody” based on the novel by Leonid Zorina, “Heavenly Slow Mover” based on the musical film of the same name by Semyon Timoshenko – this is only a part of the performances announced in the festival program.

On the stage of the Army Theater, within the framework of the festival, the performances “The Drummer” based on the play by Afanasy Salynsky, “The Third Rocket” based on the story by Vasil Bykov, “Forever Alive” based on the play by Viktor Rozov, “With You and Without You” based on the poetry collection by Konstantin Simonov, “Sanya , Vanya, with them Rimas “based on the play by Vladimir Gurkin and the immersive cinemotion play” Theater Star “about the history of the Army Theater, including how the theater experienced the years of the Great Patriotic War.

The festival has already opened on the stage of the Army Theater in Moscow with the play “The Fate of a House” based on the works of Viktor Astafiev, Yuri Bondarev, Vasil Bykov, Vasily Grossman, Viktor Nekrasov, Bulat Okudzhava and Vladimir Motyl.

In the Michurinsky Drama Theater they played “Vasily Terkin”, the Crimean Youth Theater showed the drama “The Dawns Here Are Quiet”, the Lugansk Academic Russian Drama Theater. P. Luspekaeva – musical and poetic composition “Time. Choice. Will ”, and in the Dzerzhinsk puppet theater the festival was opened with the children’s play“ Genkin’s Diary ”.

Information about the festival program can be found on the official website of the Theater of the Russian Army, as well as on instagram using the hashtag # 23dnyadopeda.

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