[Happening now] Russian Mariinsky theater holds concert in Palmyra in honor of victims of Syrian war

05.05.2016, Palmyra.

Mariinsky theater symphonic orchestra with Russian conductor maestro Valery Gergiev held a concert in the historical amphitheater of Syrian Palmyra. The concert titled “With a prayer for Palmyra. Music makes ancient walls come to life” is dedicated to the memory of the fallen defenders of Palmyra, including the keeper of Palmyra Khaled al-Asaad executed by ISIL and Russian officer Aleksandr Prokhorenko. The latter called friendly fire, an airstrike, upon himself when he was surrounded by terrorists during the joint Russian-Syrian operation to liberate Palmyra.

You can watch the concert live on RIA Novosti or on RT.

 
Source: RIA Novosti
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