Jubilee celebrations for Tsarskoye Selo include a traditional ball and a military parade

Wednesday, 30 June 2010 07:39
The St. Petesburg suburb Pushkin, which was founded 300 years ago under the name Tsarskoye Selo, is celebrating its jubilee. Speaker of the Federation Council Sergei Mironov, Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Zhukov, who is in charge of the organizing committee on celebrating the jubilee, and St. Petersburg Governor Valentina Matviyenko have congratulated the residents of the city on this occasion.

The city enjoyed the performance of a military orchestra, a march of army units and fireworks late at night.

Over the upcoming weekend, the city residents will take part in many events to mark the jubilee, including a conference on the role of Tsarskoye Selo in the history of Russia that will be attended by the descendants of the Romanov House and Alexander Pushkin.

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