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21 September 2017

Central Military Orchestra of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation congratulated the Armenians on the 26th Anniversary of Independence of the Republic of Armenia

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Today, on September 21, the Armenians celebrate the 26th anniversary of independence of their country. This National Day happened to be synchronized with the Russian-Armenian Interstate Military Music Festival «Nothing Matters More than Serving Your Country» named in honor of the famous Soviet composer Arno Babajanyan, which is being held for the first time ever in Armenia.

Numerous outdoor festive events are to take place today in Yerevan and in administrative centers of the country.

Central Military Orchestra of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, which participates regularly in the International Military Music Festival «Spasskaya Tower», and which is now in the Republic of Armenia, made a surprise gift to the Armenians. At request of Ashot Kagramanyan, Governor of the Armavir region, the Russian military bandsmen gave a performance at the memorial complex to the Battle of Sardarabad — a battle of the World War I.

The celebrations are to be finished with a concert in the Spendiaryan National Academic Theater of Opera and Ballet in Yerevan and fireworks.

We congratulate all the Armenians and our friends — participants of the «Spasskaya Tower» Festival — the bandsmen of the Military Band of the General Staff of Armed Forces of the Republic of Armenia and the Yerevan Drums drummers group — on the Independence Day and the 25th anniversary of diplomatic relations establishment between our countries!

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