Requiem Concert In Tshinvaly, South Osetia

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To you – alive and dead! To You, South Osetia![edit]

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.