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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NATO squadron leaves the Barents Sea :: Politics :: RBC

A NATO squadron consisting of the US PMS, Donald Cook and Roosevelt destroyers, the British frigate Kent and the American supply ship Sapplay left the Barents Sea. This was reported on the website of the Sixth Fleet of the United States.

Ships entered the sea on May 4 “to conduct exercises and operations in the difficult conditions of the Arctic region,” noted the Navy. They left the water area on May 8. The exercises were attended by 1.2 thousand sailors of the United States and Great Britain.

They were supported by a U.S. Navy P-8A Poseidon patrol reconnaissance aircraft and a US Air Force reconnaissance aircraft RC-135.

US Navy publishes photo of NATO squadron in the Barents Sea

“The Arctic is an important region, and our naval forces operate there, including the Barents Sea, to ensure trade security and demonstrate freedom of navigation in this difficult environment,” said Admiral James Foggo III, Commander of the US Navy in Europe and Africa .

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Two Tu-160 bombers flew over the neutral waters of the Baltic :: Politics :: RBC

Two strategic bombers of the Russian Aerospace Forces conducted a planned flight in airspace over the neutral waters of the Baltic Sea. This was reported by TASS with reference to the Ministry of Defense of Russia.

The flight duration was more than eight hours. At certain stages of the route, Russian aircraft were escorted by the F-16 Poland, F-16 Danish Air Force, F-18 Finnish Air Force and Saab JAS 39 Gripen Swedish Air Force.

Long-range aviation pilots regularly fly over the Arctic, North Atlantic, Black and Baltic Seas, and the Pacific Ocean. The Russian defense department assured that the flights of Russian military aircraft are carried out in strict accordance with the International Rules for the Use of Airspace.

The supersonic strategic bomber Tu-160 was put into service in 1987. On the plane, 46 different world records were set. Russian military aviation currently operates 18 aircraft of this series.

A video of escorting a Belgian fighter by Russian Su-27s

On the eve of the planned flight over the Barents and Norwegian seas, Russian Tu-22MZ bombers made. To accompany them, Norwegian Air Force F-16 fighters took off.

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