Stunning closing ceremony ends International Military Music Festival
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The official closing ceremony of the eighth "Spasskaya Tower" International Military Music Festival was held on Moscow's Red Square on Sunday. A joint band took part in the ceremony alongside other Russian and foreign military orchestras, including classical, folk and rock groups as well as the Russian Guard of Honor of the Presidential Regiment and riders from the Kremlin's horse riding school. Red Square hosted the festival from September 5, drawing over 50,000 people across the week. The beginning of the festival was marked with an honorary march along Tverskaya Street in central Moscow that featured up to 1,500 musicians of the Russian and foreign military bands.