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Mikhail Gorbachev. A Man Who Changed the World

 

A grandiose gala concert was held on March 30, 2011 at the Royal Albert Hall in London devoted to the 80th anniversary of the first president of the USSR, a Nobel Peace Prize winner Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev, a man who changed the world.

A grandiose gala concert was held on March 30, 2011 at the Royal Albert Hall in London devoted to the 80th anniversary of the first president of the USSR, a Nobel Peace Prize winner Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev, a man who changed the world.

Who was capable to gather Hollywood stars, well-known politicians and the whole London beau monde at the Albert Hall? Only the father of the perestroika! Gorbachev came to his anniversary party with his daughter and granddaughters. Looking at the idols of the 1980s - who the Soviet viewers first saw thanks to the Gorbachev’s glasnost - it was impossible to refrain from old journalistic clichés.

Gorbachev’s anniversary was an amazing high-society event where Andrei Makarevich and the Scorpions were hand by hand. Russian and international celebrities arrived to the Albert Hall in order to greet the person celebrating a jubilee and to perform favourite songs specially for him.

Eminent people of art from around the world will take part in this grandiose event in honour of a “man who changed the world” and stopped the cold war.

Classical works will sound in the performance of the pianist Andrei Gavrilov, vocalists Dmitri Hvorostovsky and Katherine Jenkins to the accompaniment of the London Symphonic Orchestra conducted by Valery Gergiev. Contemporary music will also be performed by the Scorpions, Andrei Makarevich, Shirley Bassey, Igor Krutoy and Lara Fabian, Melanie S, Bryan Ferry and Paul Anka. George Michael, Turetsky Choir Art Group as well as soloists of the Bolshoi and Mariinsky theatres will participate in the concert.

A ceremony to award winners of the People Who Changed the World prize will take place during the concert. This unique award will be presented by Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev. The first holders of the prize will be prominent figures of the modern age whose contribution in the development of the global community must be deservedly appreciated.

World-known politicians, actors and musicians will be guests and participants of the celebration, among them Angela Merkel, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Shimon Peres, Gerhard Schröder, John Major, David Miliband, Boris Johnson, Michel Rocard, Bono (U2), Catherine Deneuve, Milla Jovovich, Charles Spencer, Shae Iwasaki, George Shultz, Ted Turner, Danielle Mitterrand, Federico Mayor Zaragoza and many others

The hosts of the party: Sharon Stone and Kevin Spacey.

All the funds raised from the ticket sales will go to help children with oncological diseases and will be transferred to the MacMillan Cancer Support fund (Great Britain) and the Raisa Gorbachev Memorial Institute of Children’s Haematology and Transplantation (Saint Petersburg, Russia).