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Subject: Russia's Valery Gergiev conducts concert in Palmyra ruins in Syria

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/05/16 at 10:25 am

A renowned Russian conductor is performing a concert in the ruins of Palmyra in Syria. Valery Gergiev, a big supporter of Russian President Vladimir Putin, is conducting an orchestra at Palmyra's Roman Theatre. Syrian forces, backed by Russian air strikes, took back Palmyra from the so-called Islamic State (IS) in March. Last July, IS posted footage online showing some of its fighters carrying out killings in the ancient theatre.

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