From 14 to 20 in May, St. Petersburg hosted the XIII Festival of musical creativity of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia “Shield and Lira” and the XXVII All-Russian charity event of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation “Mercy of the White Nights” dedicated to the memory of employees of internal affairs bodies and military personnel of the internal forces who died during call of duty. Both events were held as part of the celebration of the 300 anniversary of the Russian police, and the main event of the festival was a creative competition in which the ministry employees were able to demonstrate their vocal and choreographic talents.
To take part in this festival in St. Petersburg went and actress music publishing house "Sound-M" Albina и Fati Tsarikayevs, who not so long ago joined the ranks of the Interior Ministry officers. At the initiative of the Minister of the Interior for the Republic of North Ossetia-Alania, Lieutenant-General of Police Mikhail Skokov, Albina became the production director of the Cultural Center of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, and Faty - his chief specialist.
“Mikhail Ivanovich loves the culture of Ossetia very much, treats it with respect and respect,” Fati says. “He does a lot to maintain in people patriotism, love for his homeland, its history, culture and traditions of its ancestors. And we are very pleased that he is so attentive to our work, appreciating our contribution to the development of the culture of the Republic. ”
In general, 68 subjects were represented at the festival, which showed numbers in various nominations. Members of the jury evaluated the participants: People’s Artist of Russia Nadezhda Babkina, People’s Artist of Russia Igor Sklyar, musicians Rodion Gazmanov and Alexey Kortnev.
The brilliance of the speeches and outstanding talents of the Ministry of Internal Affairs staff turned the concert into a grand celebration, which was difficult to determine. And, what is especially pleasant, in the nomination “Vocal duos” the winners were the sisters Tsarikaev who sang the song “Alans”!
“At first, Albina and I did not even imagine the scope of this event,” Faty said, “when we went to St. Petersburg, we could not understand how the Ministry of Internal Affairs and creativity could be connected. But, when we got to the festival, we were shocked by how serious everything is! The preparation of each participant was top notch. As it turned out, they rehearsed for a very long time, prepared. It was very interesting to see how, for example, a traffic policeman comes out and performs a song. It would seem that he was just at his official place, stopping drivers, checking documents, and now he stands on the stage and sings no worse than Kobzon! ”
Our singers were immediately invited to take part in the charity gala concert of Russian pop artists, winners and laureates of the All-Russian festival “Mercy of the White Nights”.
“The gala concert was amazing! Congratulatory speech for the winners from the State Secretary - Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs of Russia and the Advisor to the Russian Federation, 1st class Igor N. Zubov. Performance with Russian pop stars, and, of course, our way out with the magnificent Nadezhda Babkina! ”Commented Fati.
It was an insanely busy week in the cultural capital of our country. The gala concert was amazing! Congratulatory speech for winners from the State Secretary - Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs of Russia and 1st Class Advisor to the Russian Federation Igor Nikolayevich Zubov Mercy of the White Nights # Alania # Ossetia
After this, Fati Tsarikaeva was also chosen to represent her region in the general photo of the festival, which was taken against the background of the cannon - ten participants in national costumes fired that afternoon from the wall of the Nastyshkin bastion of the Peter and Paul Fortress.
Full of new impressions, joy of victory and creative inspiration, the Tsarikayev’s sisters returned to Ossetia, bringing with them another victory.