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The qualifying stages of the 16th All-Russian festival of folk art of soldiers of the Armed Forces, other law enforcement agencies, war and military service veterans, members of their families “Katyusha” will be held at the Central House of the Russian Army named after M.V. Frunze October 4 and 5.

Traditionally, the festival will be attended by veterans and servicemen of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, cadets and civilian personnel of the Russian Ministry of Defense, as well as representatives of the Ministry of Emergency Situations, the Federal Customs Service of Russia and the Federal Service of the National Guard Troops.

Contestants will have to compete both in vocal skill and in the art of using musical instruments. Author’s song, performance of vocal compositions by professional authors, vocal-instrumental, vocal ensemble or solo performance – each talent has its own nomination.

“Warrior of the Commonwealth” – this is the name of the nomination, which brings together professional creative teams and solo performers of the military departments of the CIS member states. Nowadays, the republics of Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus and Kyrgyzstan have delegated their talents to the festival.

As for the main nominations, more than 1000 contestants from all over the country applied for participation in the festival, 65 of them, representing 30 regions of Russia, have already received tickets to the semifinals, and very soon the names of those who will compete for the Grand Prix in the final, which in the presence of a highly professional jury will be held on October 8 at the Central House of Arts.

“The festival has been held for 16 years in a row, and this year, despite all the difficulties associated with the pandemic, was no exception. A truly folk festival of creativity, which has gained great popularity among servicemen and members of their families, I am glad to meet with the participants again, ”noted the artistic director of the Central House of Arts, director of the festival Irina Titova.

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