The 25th “Svyatoslav Richter December Soirees” festival was held in the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts in Moscow. Alfa-Bank has supported this remarkable cultural event for many years.
As part of his farewell world tour, Phil Collins gave concerts in the Ledovy Palace in St Petersburg on 18 October and in Moscows Olympic Sports Complex on 20 October. The tour included concerts in Finland, Czech Republic, Hungary, Serbia and Montenegro, Romania, Lebanon, Israel, and several other countries. About 15,000 people attended the Moscow concert, at which Collins played his best hits, numbers from his latest album, and a few Genesis songs.
Legendary British rock musician Mark Knopfler gave an exclusive concert in Moscow as part of a tour to promote his latest album Shangri-La. The concert was held in the State Kremlin Palace and was supported by Alfa-Bank. About 6,000 people attended.