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Russian Winter Festival

By Rob Last edited 145 months ago
Russian Winter Festival
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Don't forget that tomorrow is the Russian Winter Festival in Traflagar Square.

Ken will be there around 12:30 for the opening ceremony (along with the Deputy Mayor of Moscow!) and for entertainment there's the brilliantly namesd Alexandrov Red Army Choir; the equally-brilliantly named Faizi Gaskarov Ensemble ("It is through dance that Bashkirians have always expressed their overwhelming joy in living and driven their pain and sorrow into the ground," apparently); and the even more-brilliantly named Umaturman ("Uma Thurman is the musicians’ favourite actress, thus the band’s name"); as well as "authentic Russian food and drink" (which better mean 'vodka'), Russian icedancing at Somerset House, and an 'aerial show' in the evening.

Londonist is particularly excited about the prospect of seeing Diskoteka Avaria, who look as though they might be the Goldie Lookin' Chain of the Eastern Bloc ("Their musical range stretches from romantic ballads to contemporary rap").

You can see the full running order here but if you can't make it Londonist will be there, camera in hand, to capture all the action.

Last Updated 14 January 2005