Moscow will celebrate its 868th anniversary on Saturday. The holiday organisers have prepared for Muscovites and visitors more than 500 festive events, including a bicycle parade, brass bands’ festival and a concert of a famous rock band and a grand fireworks display.
The main festive programmes are scheduled for September 5. Moscow mayor’s office expects more than 10 million people to attend the celebration events that will last for two days - on September 5 and 6. Celebrations will cover the entire city - festive events will be held not only in the city’s centre but also in districts. The mayor's office says the events will not leave anyone indifferent.
Festivities begin with a procession of the participants in the Spasskaya Tower festival from Tverskaya Street to Pushkin Square. Then the official events will begin in which representatives of the city authorities, the public, veterans will lay flowers and wreaths at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in the Alexander’s Garden near the Kremlin wall. The opening ceremony of the City Day will begin in Red Square at noon. Russia’s TV - Channel One, TVC and Moscow 24 will broadcast the ceremony live. Other events in the city’s holiday programme will be launched simultaneously at 13:00 with playing the Moscow anthem.