The Russian Federation contribution to the
Live 8 concerts will be hosted in Red Square.
Moscow's famous Red
Square earned its name not from the red walls of the Kremlin, nor from the
traditional symbol of Communism, but from the Russian word for "red", which many
centuries ago also meant "beautiful". The square's vast cobbled expanse is
flanked by some of Moscow's most famous tourist attractions.
Located on the site of
the city's old market place, Red Square served as Moscow's equivalent of ancient
Rome's Forum - a meeting place for the people. It served as a place for
celebrating church festivals, for public gatherings, hearing Government
announcements and watching executions, the later becoming particularly
commonplace during the reigns of Ivan the Terrible and Peter the Great and
during the anarchic Time of Troubles in the early 17th century.
The Live 8 Russian contribution should prove to be filled with plenty of
Listed in alphabetical order, the following acts are currently scheduled to play
Live 8 Russia on July 2, 2005.
Acts to include
Bravo, B-2, Moral Code X, The Pet Shop Boys,
More details and acts