Today, on June 12 - the Day of Russia, on the central embankment of Volgograd, the final Gala concert of the XIV Festival of musical creativity of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia “Shield and Lyra” took place, where the winner of the competition - the Grand Prix winner was announced.
For three days, the festival participants - about 400 police officers from all over the country, who had passed regional selections, were taking part in competitive auditions. In the festival program there were represented: solo singing, vocal ensembles, author's song and choreography.
In addition to rehearsals, competitive auditions and off-site concerts, excursions and walks around historical places of Volgograd were organized for the participants.
It was not easy for the members of the jury to determine the winners. In unanimous opinion, officers of the MIA of Russia Administration in the Volgograd Region, Elvira Kalmykova and Olga Kluchnikova, were recognized as the best vocal duet; Dmitry Sindeev, representative of the MIA of Russia GA for the Saratov Region, was recognized the best in solo singing (male vocals); Tatyana Tarayeva, representative of the MIA of Russia Administration for the Ryazan Region, - in solo singing (female vocals). In the “Author's Song” nomination the winner was Kristina Shubina (MIA of Russia GA for the Volgograd Region). Representatives of the MIA of Russia GA for the Stavropol Territory were recognized as the best vocal-instrumental ensemble. There were recognized as Masterly performers on musical instruments: Leonid Smetanin (violin) - MIA of Russia GA for the Sverdlovsk Region; Evgeny Elsukov (guitar) - the MIA of Russia Administration for the Amur Region; Elena Erokhina (piano) - V.Ya. Kikot Moscow University of the MIA of Russia; Sergei Novikov (folk instruments) - the MIA of Russia Administration for the Bryansk Region.
The official ceremonial part of the Gala-concert was attended by the Governor of the Volgograd Region, Hero of Russia Andrei Bocharov, Chief of the MIA Public Service and Personnel Department Lieutenant-General of the Internal Service Vladimir Kubyshko, Chief of the MIA of Russia GA for the Volgograd Region, Lieutenant General of Police Aleksandr Kravchenko, Chief of the Volgograd Academy of MIA of Russia Major General of Police Vladimir Tretyakov.
Lieutenant-General of Internal Service Vladimir Kubyshko spoke from the stage in front of Volgograd citizens on behalf of the multi-thousand staff of the Russian police: “Police officers from more than 50 regions of our vast country have come to greet you and perform in front of you. In everyday life, they are investigators, operatives, employees of various sub-units. All of them are united by the love of music, and they give all their free time to serving the arts. But their main type of activity is law enforcement and the fight against crime, and they do everything to preserve your peace, the peace in cities and streets of our country”.
The award ceremony took place in a festive atmosphere. The Grand Prix of the XIV Festival of musical creativity of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia “Shield and Lyra” was won by the vocal ensemble “Voices of the Yenisei” of the MIA of Russia GA for the Krasnoyarsk Territory.
On a festive day on the central embankment, Volgograd residents and guests of the city became spectators of a grand Gala concert, which was attended by the Grand Prix winners, the best festival participants and Russian and foreign pop stars.
The festive day, and the final stage of the festival together with it ended with salute.
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