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

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Gims mobilizes in the fight against the Coronavirus in Morocco, “It is all together that we will get there”

Gims mobilizes in the fight against the Coronavirus in Morocco,

After recently supported Sneazzy in the controversy Regarding his remarks against Pascal Praud in his title “Zero Détail” featuring with Nekfeu, Gims expressed himself on the Coronavirus pandemic on his Instagram account and by sending a prevention message.

“Lacked more than that … 🤦🏾‍♂️ short protect yourself and see you soon for future adventures insha Allah !!” said Gims on Instagram by posting a photo of him with a mask to cover his mouth and nose, a photo that caught the eye of the net because the rapper from Sexion D’Assaut used to hide his eyes with a pair of glasses but this time his gaze is visible with the rays of the sun which filters him out of the glasses.

Gims also sent a message on the sun network to support the Special fund for the management of the Coronavirus pandemic launched by His Majesty King Mohammed VI in Morocco with which the artist is committed, “We are living in an unprecedented health crisis. We need everyone’s solidarity, and it is all together that we will overcome this pandemic. I am personally associated with the Special Fund for the management of the Coronavirus pandemic launched by His Majesty King Mohammed VI. We can all contribute, each in his own way. Let us protect the most vulnerable, those who are in a precarious situation, those who lose their jobs because of the closures imposed by this crisis. We are all going to get there 🇲🇦 ” explained Gims.

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the costly cancellation of the Geneva Motor Show

The fifteen exhibiting manufacturers will not be reimbursed.

A man with a mask visits a stand at the Geneva Motor Show on Friday morning.
A man with a mask visits a stand at the Geneva Motor Show on Friday morning. RICHARD JUILLIART / AFP

Barely installed, the stands of the 160 exhibitors at the Geneva International Motor Show are dismantled. Friday morning, the organizers of this world famous event announced its cancellation. “This is an injunction of the Federal Council of February 28, 2020 that all events involving more than 1,000 people are prohibited until March 15, 2020In Switzerland, said Maurice Turrettini, chairman of the Geneva International Motor Show Foundation (GIMS) Foundation, at a press conference.

Asked about a setback just three days before the opening of the show, for journalists, Maurice Turrettini, corrects:It was not up to us to make the decision but to the health authorities. We expected it but nothing came from the authorities“. Neighboring Italy has become a hotbed for the spread of the virus. And the organizers know that a large number of Italian visitors go to Geneva to pet

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