International military festival "Kremlin Reveille"

#3
northern_warrior said:
And your point is? My vodka quaffing friend!!
It is a pointless thread. Just a place to discuss how important is music, marches in the military. Btw, brother of my wife if a retired oficer and a military musician. He graduated at militay faculty of Moscow Conservatory and served 2 years in Afghanistan.

http://www.kommersant.com/p-11375/r_530/military_music/

The Kremlin Reveille festival opens today with the participation of 16 military bands from Russia and five countries of the former British Empire, including the famous Scottish guard The Highlanders, and other countries. Three hundred bagpipers will be heard simultaneously on Red Square during the festival.
In spite of the nod to the Scots, the festival marks the return of an old Russian tradition. As festival director Vitaly Mironov said, “An army can not only fight, it can dance and sing.” There is no official competition at the festival, but a spirit of showmanship will predominate. The participating bands perform together for the finale. They will play a popular Russian military melody from the Second World War.

Other bands and orchestras will include those of the Russian Presidential Regiment and Russian Defense Ministry, the Danish Royal Honor Guard, Australian Pipes and Drums and others.
 
#4
Good photos Sergey - I thought for a minute the GRU had pinched the moulds for us Sweaty Socks and copied them :D

Saw the Red Army ensemble a couple of years ago and when I topped up with vodka I really got into the swing of the evening. Top notch Russian totty as well :twisted:
 
#5
rickshaw-major said:
Good photos Sergey - I thought for a minute the GRU had pinched the moulds for us Sweaty Socks and copied them :D

Saw the Red Army ensemble a couple of years ago and when I topped up with vodka I really got into the swing of the evening. Top notch Russian totty as well :twisted:
Btw, what is a coverage of the festival on British TV, radio, newspapers? The Scots from around the Worlds are the gem of "Kremlin Reveille".
 
#6
KGB_resident said:
rickshaw-major said:
Good photos Sergey - I thought for a minute the GRU had pinched the moulds for us Sweaty Socks and copied them :D

Saw the Red Army ensemble a couple of years ago and when I topped up with vodka I really got into the swing of the evening. Top notch Russian totty as well :twisted:
Btw, what is a coverage of the festival on British TV, radio, newspapers? The Scots from around the Worlds are the gem of "Kremlin Reveille".
No idea from where I am Sergey as I have been away globetrotting (minus my luggage courtesy Lufthansa - German efficiency my arrse!) and only got back yesterday pm.
 
#7
very much like the Edinburgh Military tattoo, I am not aware of something similar in England, perhaps its time we did, maybe at Windsor Castle or similar prestigous location.
 
#8
Impressive venue Serge. Will this become an annual event rather like the Edinburgh tattoo? were the public allowed to attend?
 
#10
Busterdog said:
Impressive venue Serge. Will this become an annual event rather like the Edinburgh tattoo? were the public allowed to attend?
The main show took place on the Red square and there were only some thousands of places for public. All tickeds were sold. Other days participants marched on the streets of Moscow.
 
#11
KGB_resident said:
Busterdog said:
Impressive venue Serge. Will this become an annual event rather like the Edinburgh tattoo? were the public allowed to attend?
The main show took place on the Red square and there were only some thousands of places for public. All tickeds were sold. Other days participants marched on the streets of Moscow.
This has all the potential of being a bl00dy good day out for arrsers - on the p1ss in Mockba!
 
#12
Were these folk present sergey?

pipers in moscow.











I know it's a late reply but I've been away!!




You may also notice that the full screw at 5 min 50 has lost the medal part off his LS & GC ........Only the ribbon on there.........Some urchin has that as a souvenir of the jocks visit..
 
#13
What's this I see afore me?! Our Eastie-Eastie Beasties doing a Tatoo, force normalising, bootin putin and piping while aw aboot it?

:)

When do the Tuplov's stop spoofing and start landing for swaps of Vodka for Refuels... that's what I want tae ken!!

Buy Iraqi, not Irani and everything might come out smelling sandy after all.

;)
 
#14
northern_warrior said:
Were these folk present sergey?

pipers in moscow.
I know this place. It's about 6 miles from my house in Moscow. A woman that announced the show is a presenter on TV-3 (Moscow channel). She said: "Highlanders, 4th battalion".

There was a big show on the Red square and other smaller shows in the different parts of Moscow.

From my point of view, Scotish bagpipers were very impressive, they were the gem of the festival.
 
#15
rickshaw-major said:
KGB_resident said:
Busterdog said:
Impressive venue Serge. Will this become an annual event rather like the Edinburgh tattoo? were the public allowed to attend?
The main show took place on the Red square and there were only some thousands of places for public. All tickeds were sold. Other days participants marched on the streets of Moscow.
This has all the potential of being a bl00dy good day out for arrsers - on the p1ss in Mockba!
What an excellent idea!
 
#16


Not a silly question is it? but how can he play whilst wearing earplugs?
 

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