The jury of the 12th International Tchaikovsky Contest, headed by Vladimir Spivakov, took a decision that 22 violinists, including 7 Russians, will compete in the second round of the contest.
All in all, 52 violinists from 19 countries, including 11 Russians, participated in the first round.
According to the regulations, 8 violinists will take part in the final.
Two ballistic missiles attacked the US Navy destroyer USS Mason (DDG 87) from the territory of Yemen. The destroyer came to the aid of the hijacked Central Park tanker of Zodiac Maritime