“Pray for Palmyra”
Renowned Russian conductor Valery Gergiev leads a concert in the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra to support the restoration of the UNESCO World Heritage site and to honor victims of the war. The city of Palmyra was devastated by Islamic State terrorists who occupied the site for some 10 months before it was liberated by Syrian troops with Russian air support. The concert is by the St. Petersburg Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra.
The video below was streamed earlier today. Upon initial appearance it may look as if it’s been removed, but try clicking it anyway. It does seem to be working as I am about to publish this post.