The Ministry of defence has awarded Valery Gergiev and musicians of the Symphony orchestra of the Mariinsky theatre medals “For the liberation of Palmyra” for a concert in the ancient city.
The reason was the holding in Palmira “an unprecedented concert.”
“This concert was almost without a rehearsal. The situation was a little extreme, but overall was very good. – said at the ceremony, state Secretary — Deputy defense Minister Nikolai Pankov.