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International military bands festival opens in Moscow

Russian honor guards perform during the 'Spasskaya Tower' international military and music festival on the Red Square in Moscow on August 24, 2018. (AFP)

Military bands from around the world staged a colorful performance on Red Square in front of the Kremlin, in the heart of the Russian capital, on Friday night, August 24.

Fireworks burst over Saint Basil's Cathedral during the "Spasskaya Tower" international military music festival at the Red Square in Moscow on August 24, 2018. (AFP)

The festival, called "Spasskaya Bashnya" or Kremlin's Saviour Tower, featured bands doing a wide range of music - from classical pieces and military marches to popular modern tunes.

This year the colorful festival which brought to Moscow over 1,000 performers from 15 countries. The first festival was held in 2007.

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