Requiem Concert In Tshinvaly, South Osetia
To you – alive and dead! To You, South Osetia!
Soon after the war between Russia and Georgia in August 2008 famous Russian conductor Valeriy Gergiev the Orchestra of St Petersburg's Mariinsky Opera and Ballet Theatre performed a concert in front of the government's house in South Osetia to pay tribute to the people who suffered from that events. The Concert was called "To you – alive and dead! To You, South Osetia!". It was an open air concert and and played in the ruins of the recent war. The concert represented a symbolic appeal to the peace and friendship between two nations – Russian and Georgians and an act that helped to attract world's attention to the situation.