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RBC: more than 600 million rubles will be spent to celebrate Victory Day in Moscow

The mayor’s office planned a jazz concert at the Cathedral of Christ the Savior and a performance of the orchestra from the Mariinsky Theater on Poklonnaya Hill.

Celebration of the Victory Day in Moscow will cost at least 615 million rubles, RBC calculated . Calculations are based on information posted on the site of public procurement.

The total cost of tenders for holding various events in Moscow on Victory Day amounted to almost 190 million rubles. The largest of them was offered by the Ministry of Defense – it is planned to spend 147 million rubles to transport servicemen to participate in the parade. In addition, the Defense Ministry purchased 34,000 medals “For participation in the military parade on Victory Day” worth about 9.3 million rubles. Among the state purchases is also the St. George ribbon with a length of five kilometers worth 100 thousand rubles.

For the festive decoration of the city will spend more than 107 million rubles. Almost half of these costs will go to the design of Red Square and Vasilievsky descent. The rest of the funds – for the design of districts and districts of the city.

About 100 million rubles will be used to disperse the clouds over Moscow, 12 planes will be dispatched, three more than in 2017. More than 8.8 million will be allocated for the festive fireworks in Moscow. In addition, souvenirs with the symbolism “I love Moscow” will be issued – plaids, umbrellas and covers for the iPhone 8 and iPhone X will cost 400 thousand rubles.

The event on Poklonnaya Hill will cost the city authorities 13 million rubles, including the performance of the Mariinsky Theater Symphony Orchestra under Valery Gergiev. Almost 11.4 million rubles will be spent for a festive concert near the Cathedral of Christ the Savior – they will perform songs about the war in jazz processing. Concerts will also be held at the Belarusian, Kazan and Riga railway stations, they will cost 13.3 million rubles. Activities in Moscow parks will cost the authorities 45 million rubles.

For souvenirs, congratulations and gifts for veterans and “active residents of the district” will take 32.4 million rubles. Among the gifts are bed linen sets, bath towels, multivarques, vacuum cleaners, meat grinders, mixers, juicers, coffee machines, irons and food processors. Invitations to the military parade, passes to his dress rehearsal, as well as souvenir products will cost 26.7 million rubles.

The Defense Ministry told RBC that this year in the Moscow parade 159 combat vehicles, 75 aircraft and helicopters, as well as 13,000 servicemen will be involved.

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