Russia, Moscow / Trend , corr. R. Aghayev/ The All-Muscovite celebration of the Azerbaijani National Holiday of Novruz Bayrami ( "Coming of Spring Holiday") has been held in the All-Russian Exhibition Centre in Moscow.
The Moscow Government and the Committee for Inter-regional Relations and National policy of the City Administration initiated the event. Many festive celebrations were held including concerts of art masters and creative collectives of national public organizations of the Russian Capital, expositions of applied and fine works arts and productions from different cultures and people, theatrical performances, screening films on Novruz Bayrami, sampling of national cuisine meals and many other interesting stalls were held in Hall 38 of the All-Russian Expo Centre.
The festive programme included Azerbaijani, Iranian, Kazakh, Kurdish, Tajik, Afghan, Kyrgyz, and Bashkir concert performances. Russian, Ukrainian and other collectives presented their performances during the concert as well.
Participants and spectators of the event were particularly surprised with the performance of the African Laureate of the Presidential Grant, Ruslan Kadirov, who sang two songs perfectly - one in Russian and the other in Ukrainian. In addition, those Azerbaijanis who presented a series of musical and dancing performances, which all were dedicated to four Tuesdays proceeding Novruz Bayrami, the elements of wind, water, soil and fire were particularly marked by their rich and interesting cultural and concert programme. The performance of Azerbaijani rhythms by a nagar, an Azerbaijani national musical instrument, as well as an outstanding performance of the ensemble of Caucasian dances "Dostlug" ("Friendship") was met with a standing ovation.