On May 26, the Mariupol Chamber "RENAISSANCE" Orchestra visited the Metinvest "Ilyich" Iron and Steel Works, where the group performed a live rendition of the theme song from the popular HBO television series "Game of Thrones."
The song, titled simply "Main Title" and composed by Ramin Djawadi, is played against the factory's fiery, industrial background, mimicking the theme of the show's title sequence.
The performance reminds all of us that life continues even in the middle of the war.
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Mariupol is he second largest in the Donetsk region. It is under Ukrainian government's control now, but remains protected from 'DPR' militant's attacks with three defence lines on its outskirts, deployed heavy artillery, and large amounts of army and national guard troops.
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An assault on Mariupol was launched on 24 January 2015 by the pro-Russian rebel forces associated with the Donetsk People's Republic. The city was defended by the Ukrainian government forces. According to OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine, on January 24 Grad rockets fired from positions occupied by rebel forces dropped on populated areas of Mariupol killing 30 people.
"...the Grad rockets originated from a northeasterly direction... and the Uragan rockets from an easterly direction, both controlled by the 'Donetsk People's Republic'..."
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