Russian Army Ensemble | The Auditorium, Rome | 1 January, 2008

The all singing, all dancing Armata Russa (Russian Army) known as the first peace army launched the 2008 calendar of events at the Auditorium in Rome on New Year's Day when the hundred strong Choir, Ballet and Orchestra of the Russian Army of St. Petersburg’s Military District performed at the Santa Cecilia concert hall. The show alternated between genuinely exciting acrobatic dancing and rousing Russian popular songs.

The Russian Army Choir closed the evening with the world famous Kalinka...and as a special surprise for the Italian audience, Va Pensiero by Giuseppe Verdi!

The clip below is from an earlier appearance this year in Bolzano, Italy.