1834 year
2015 year

Cultural life of the city

Irina Rostislavovna Antonova,
Head of Culture Department

Zelenograd, though young, has already formed its own distinctive cultural traditions.

Its creative teams are the laureates of various international, Russian, Moscow festivals and contests. They are known far outside the city represented by the Kovcheg academic choir, the Gratsiya ballet studio, the Sapphire dance theatre of Zelenograd Palace of Culture, the Cantilena concert choir, the Zeleniy Grad choreographic ensemble, the Okolitsa folk ensemble of Children's Art School ¹ 8 , the Vozrozhdeniye chamber choir of the Raduga state club, the Fortuna choreographic studio of the Palace of Children and Youth Art and the Rosinka youth choir of Russian song of the Angstrem enterprise, the Fuete ballet school.

Zelenograd contest for the young "From 3 to 7" has been conducted since 1999. The contest has become a tradition to win great popularity among participants and spectators involving children from the age of 3 to 7 in various genres of both performing and applied arts.

Zelenograd citizens greatly took to classical music concerts as part of the International music salon "Stars of Russia and Europe". The salon was founded and now is directed by Zelenograd citizen Marina Tarasova, the laureate of international contests in Prague, Florence and the VII International contest named after Tchaikovsky in Moscow, the winner of "Grand Prix" of the International Contest in Paris, Soloist of the State Moscow Academic Philharmonic Hall, Honored Artist of Russia. The concerts are held under the patronage of the district's Prefect A. N. Smirnov.

Since 1999 Zelenograd has held annual Moscow International Festival of the Army song called "Vivat, Victory!" on the eve of the Victory Day. It was founded by the Prefect of Zelenograd Administrative District of Moscow, the Committee on Public and Interregional Relations, Committee on Family and Youth Affairs, Committee on Culture, the Blagovest centre for public assistance. The festival performs specific creative tasks: sort out and support talented artists, as well as amateur groups from Russia and the CIS countries, and to revive and perform forgotten and lost songs in their new capacity. According to the results of the festival the album "Songs to help us win" is released every year. In course of its short history, the festival gained wide popularity among veterans, youth, soldiers and officers of the Russian Army.