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27 August 2021, 07:03

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VDNKh Press Service

Some events require pre-registration.

On the last weekend of summer, VDNKh will host the Apricot holiday and the Festival of National Hospitality. There it will be possible to get acquainted with the traditions of the peoples of Russia and other CIS countries.

On August 28 and 29, guests will be able to attend concerts, take part in sports tournaments, visit a photo exhibition and watch performances. All activities are free, but some require advance registration.

When visiting, it is necessary to observe sanitary rules: wear masks indoors and keep a social distance.

Apricot feast

On Saturday, August 28, guests are expected at the multinational festival “Apricot”. It will be held in the capital for the 11th time. The music of Armenian composers will sound on the territory of VDNKh all day, jazz bands and national ensembles will perform. In addition, visitors will be treated to apricots.

On this day, a photo exhibition “Ethnic Diversity of the Peoples of Russia and the CIS Countries” will open on the Central Alley of VDNKh. Visitors will get acquainted with national costumes, traditions and customs of different nations.

At 10:00 on the site near Pavilion No. 27 “Physical Culture and Sports” the mini-football tournament “Apricot Ball” will begin. Teams from Yaroslavl, Tambov, Nizhny Novgorod, Balashikha, Dolgoprudny, Reutov, Mytishchi and Istra will compete for prizes. Everyone will be able to cheer for their favorite team and support the players.

The chess club organizes chess and backgammon competitions. To participate, you must first register… The tournaments will be held on August 28 and 29, from 13:00 to 15:00 visitors will be able to play backgammon, and from 15:30 to 18:00 – chess.

The Lecture Hall of the Slovo Writing Center (Pavilion No. 58) will host a show of national costumes from 13:00 to 13:30. Rope walker Rasul Abakarov will perform on the platform between Pavilion No. 1 “Central” and the “Friendship of Peoples” fountain from 14:30 to 15:00.

A concert program was also prepared for the guests. From 13:00 to 18:00 folklore groups from different countries and regions of Russia will perform at the VDNKh House of Culture. The program includes dance numbers, choral singing, national music and much more. To visit you need register.

In addition, the Apricot Jam jazz festival will take place in the open area near Pavilion 44. From 14:00 to 16:00 you can hear Margarita Pozoyan, Lianna Haroyan, Anahit Poghosyan and the Tony Karapetyan Trio. No prior registration is required. And near Pavilion No. 68 from 14:30 to 15:30 the Moscow Cossack Brass Orchestra named after M.I. Platova.

The power of hospitality

On Sunday, the festival of national hospitality of the peoples of Russia and the CIS will be held on the territory of the exhibition. It is timed to coincide with the 30th anniversary of the Commonwealth of Independent States, which is celebrated this year. Theatrical performances, concerts and sports shows await guests.

From 10:00 to 20:00 a football match “Cup of Friendship” will take place at the site near Pavilion No. 27 “Physical Culture and Sports”. The winners of the “Apricot Ball” tournament and amateur teams from different countries will take part in it.

At the VDNKh House of Culture, you can watch performances. The comedy “Rubik’s Cube, or the Geometry of Love” by the Moscow Armenian Theater will begin at 12:00, the performance will be in Armenian with Russian subtitles. entrance by registration… At 15:00, guests are invited to the play “Jewish Stories” by the Moscow Jewish Theater “Shalom”. It will be possible to watch it by preliminary registration… And at 18:00 the Moscow theater “Baggage” will present the production “Live Forever”. You will also need registration.

At 13:30 at the pavilion “Central” from the side of the fountain “Friendship of peoples” will begin a concert with the participation of Russian, Korean, Ossetian, Armenian, Greek, Chuvash and other musical groups. At the same time, the “March of Friendship” of different nations is being organized on the Central Alley, the participants will be accompanied by a brass band.

At 14:30 at the stadium in Ostankino Park, guests will see a stunt show with the participation of world record holders, strongmen Sergei Agadzhanyan and Sergei Chuprina. At 15:30 on the site between the pavilion “Central” and the fountain “Friendship of peoples” will again perform the performance of the tightrope walker Rasul Abakarov.

During the day, popular melodies from different countries of the world will sound on the VDNKh radio, and from 14:30 to 17:30 an entertainment area for children will be organized near Pavilion 68.

VDNKh is a unique public space with an 80-year history. On its territory there are 49 cultural heritage sites, including pavilions, sculptural compositions and historical fountains. There is also a landscape park, Crafts Park, Knowledge Park, VDNKh Expo, Museum City, Park of the Future and Ostankino Park. The total area of ​​VDNKh exceeds 325 hectares.

EDITOR’S NOTE: This article is a translation. Apologies should the grammar and or sentence structure not be perfect.

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