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Gergiev conducts concert in amphitheater of Syria's Palmyra
Islamic State carried out massacre of troops on arena's stage
The Mariinsky Orchestra, based in Vladimir Putin’s hometown, staged a concert on Thursday in the Roman amphitheater in Syria’s Palmyra, weeks after Russian air power helped free the city from Islamic State rule that had turned the ancient stage into a venue for executions.
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