September 4 a wedding ceremony was held in Vladikavkaz, the capital of North Osetia. St. Petersburg Mariinsky Theatre artistic director and head conductor Valery Gergiev married to Natalia Dzebisova - laureate of Russian National Folk Music Ensembles Festival in St. Petersburg. Most outstanding contemporary musicians sent dozens of congratulating cablegrams. Among those who personally attended the ceremony were North Osetia President Alexander Dzasohov, altoist Yury Bashmet, tenor Zurab Sotkilava and cinematographist Nikita Mikhalkov.
2 мая 1953