salute from the cable-stayed bridge, hovering above the water Assol and space suits

The brightest evening of the country’s graduates ended, which the guys were looking forward to this year. So, as always, the Scarlet Sails Festival 2020 became a beautiful chord of the All-Russian holiday. This year it was both traditional and completely unusual at the same time. We tell you what the Scarlet Sails 2020 surprised.

The main innovation of this year is the change of locationPhoto: Oleg GOLD

Well, firstly, the main innovation is the change of location. For several years in a row, a snow-white brig passes through the water area Not you along the Peter and Paul Fortress, the Hermitage and right under the Palace Bridge. This year, another, no less picturesque place was chosen, with very recognizable sights. Petersburg – stadium “Gazprom-Arena “, Lakhta-center and cable-stayed bridge ZSD.

Access to all locations was closed due to the difficult epidemic situation both in the city and throughout the country. Photo: Artem KILKIN

Access to all locations was closed due to the difficult epidemic situation both in the city and throughout the country.Photo: Artem KILKIN

The second innovation: live Petersburgers and visitors could not see all this beauty. And all because this year there are special requirements: because of the pandemic, access to the park is closed, it was also impossible to see from the water, since part of the Neva and the Gulf of Finland were blocked. GIMS boats and various services went around the water area and made sure that no one violated the ban. Law enforcement officers were also on duty on land: if they met people in a territory where there should not be anyone, they politely asked to leave the place and go home.

Everyone was politely asked to leave the coast Photo: Artyom KILKIN

Everyone was politely asked to leave the coast.Photo: Artem KILKIN

And at home, by the way, everyone would have considered it in the best possible way: there was a live broadcast of a concert and a pyrotechnic show on the Internet and on TV. By the way, on the screen you can see what on the shore would definitely not be accessible to the eye. And all because along the Neva and the Gulf of Finland there were several scenes at once and on each of them there was an action.

The main stage was next to the Gazprom Arena stadium, it was also very unusual – as if soaring in the air, and with it the stars acting on it. Leading the holiday were Ivan Urgant and Daria Александрова.

The hosts of the holiday were Ivan Urgant and Daria Alexandrova Photo: Oleg GOLD

Leading the holiday were Ivan Urgant and Daria AlexandrovaPhoto: Oleg GOLD

Timur Rodriguez, Vera performed their hits Brezhnev, RASA group, Dima Bilan and Surganova. And there were surprises in the form of a show of pirates and drummers, yes, it is worth noting separately what costumes the artists had – just space ones. Be sure to watch Bilan’s performance if you missed. And also a salute, well, the passage itself of a sailboat!

The cable-stayed bridge of the WHSD was both a platform for light and a launch site for fireworks. Photo: Oleg ZOLOTO

The cable-stayed bridge of the WHSD was both a platform for light and a launch site for fireworksPhoto: Oleg GOLD

By the way, the pyrotechnic show lasted almost half an hour, hundreds of volleys were launched into the sky, the first cable-stayed bridge of the WHSD was used. It was both a platform for light, and for launching a salute.

But the highlight, of course, was the passage of a snow-white brig with Scarlet Sails along the Gulf of Finland Photo: Oleg ZOLOTO

But the highlight, of course, was the passage of a snow-white brig with Scarlet Sails along the Gulf of FinlandPhoto: Oleg GOLD

And at the end of the extravaganza, the romantic Assol soared above the water to meet her dream. By the way, this year the holiday was dedicated to the author of the fairy tale about Scarlet Sails Alexander Green – marks 140 years since his birthday.

If you missed the broadcast live, there is an opportunity to watch the best moments of the show.

Graduation Scarlet Sails in St. Petersburg ended with a grandiose salute.Alena CHICHIGINA


The Russian Foreign Ministry responded to the publication of the Japanese media about the statement of Brezhnev on the Kuril Islands

The Japanese newspaper Asahi allegedly published a secret recording of a conversation between the Secretary General of the CPSU Central Committee Leonid Brezhnev and Japanese Prime Minister Kakuei Tanaka in 1973. According to media reports, materials indicate the ownership of the Kuril Islands of Japan. The Russian Foreign Ministry called this material a throw-in to strengthen Tokyo’s position in negotiations with Moscow.

“The purpose of this is far from the first stuffing of pseudo-sensational materials on the problems of the peace treaty between Russia and Japan is obvious: on the basis of regular speculation, try to strengthen the Japanese position at the talks. We are compelled to state that the initiators of this publication, among which, we cannot exclude, are Japanese officials, give out the wish for the reality, ”the Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

The Foreign Ministry believes that Russia has “undeniable sovereignty … over all the southern Kuril Islands.” “Any insinuations on this subject, especially with links to the” private archives “of the former Japanese leadership, are inappropriate,” the ministry said in a statement.

About the problem of the Kuril Islands – in an interview with the rector of the Japanese National Institute for Political Studies “Kommersant”.


Until Meladze sees, Brezhnev dresses up in latex and kisses girlfriends

Faith is cheating on Costa already publicly, without embarrassment.

While Konstantin Meladze is completely busy promoting the members of the collapsed MBAND group and does not see what his wife Vera Brezhneva is doing, the singer certainly does not miss being alone. After a series of her recent publications, it became clear that in her free time from fulfilling marital duties, the ex-participant of “VIA Gra” dresses up in latex and kisses girlfriends.

In the video published by Brezhnev, it is noticeable that she chose a playful cat costume for herself, clearly intended for role-playing games in bed. It was in this form that Vera came to her friend’s birthday, who licked her cheek in one of the published videos. A kind of friendship! But it’s one thing if the singer did this quietly and secretly, but Vera, on the contrary, was not embarrassed by her adventures, and the series of videos of a piquant nature is like a slap in the face to her husband. However, even this seems a trifle in comparison with the adventures of Constantine himself.

In the family of the Meladze brothers, apparently, there is a rule that they must betray their wives. While the younger Valery does not appear at home with Dzhanabaeva, the elder cheats on Brezhneva with ward Erica Herceg. According to rumors, she had already managed to have a baby for her, and judging by Vera’s revenge, Kostya’s lawful wife found out about it.