The Mendeleyev Journal - Live From Moscow

So, how many people attended the charity AIDS concert on Independence Square in Kyiv (Kiev)? Hundreds of thousands by all appearances. The free concert came as part of the Euro 2012 football soccer championship last Saturday night in the capital of Ukraine.The concert was organized by the Elena Pinchuk Foundation for AIDS awareness.

Former Queen band mate and front man Freddy Mercury died of AIDS in 1991 and American Idol star Adam Lambert joined Queen for vocals. Elton John used the concert to call on Ukrainians to repudiate violence against homosexuals after a gay pride march in the Ukraine was called off prior to the soccer championship, where leaders were beaten by assailants. BigPondNews reported that the concert was the first and last joint John-Queen performance since 1992.

Watch over 2 hours of concert footage here:

Songs performed during the concert included Queen classics like “Fat Bottomed Girls,” “We Will Rock…

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