To demonstrate Russian society’s support for the war of aggression against Ukraine, final preparations are underway in Moscow for a major concert at the Luzhniki Stadium, where Russian President Vladimir Putin is expected to speak, Medusa reported.
Vladimir Putin in concert March 2022Photo: Mikhail Metzel / TASS / Profimedia Images
The event is called “Glory of the Defenders of the Fatherland” and can be entered only on the basis of a ticket.
It is not known exactly which singers will take the stage, but Russian President Vladimir Putin may address the crowd in the arena, as he did in March 2022 at another patriotic rally organized at the same venue.
According to RIA Novosti, 200,000 people are expected at the concert, and Moscow authorities have announced that two metro stations near the stadium may be closed.
According to independent Russian channels, not everyone can enter the rally-concert. Those wishing to attend the event at the Luzhniki Stadium must provide their personal information to the organizers.
According to Medusa, extras will participate in the concert and receive 500 rubles, equivalent to 6 dollars.
A day earlier, a three-meter metal fence was installed on a plateau near the stadium, behind which were trucks that looked like military vehicles, according to a Russian publication cited by Meduza.
The rally-concert comes a day after Putin blamed the West for the war in Ukraine in a nearly two-hour State of the Nation address to lawmakers.
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