The most peaceful artillery: as the main division salute the country

Fireworks at Poklonnaya Gora, dedicated to the 72nd anniversary of the Victory in the great Patriotic war

© Sergey Bobylev/press service of the defense Ministry/TAS

Volley, second, third — and over Moscow, there are huge flowers. Yellow, green, red. Over the Kremlin, on the Cathedral, on the waterfront, in residential areas. Celebratory fireworks in the capital usually do not last longer than ten minutes. These moments — months 449-th separate guards salute battalion of Western military district. It was in honor of the national holidays brighten the sky over Moscow. On 21 October the division is 50 years old.

“This is not entertainment, and the military ritual”

Colored lights in the sky — it’s fireworks. Their unprofessional, unsafe and not so beautiful — can suit anyone. Fireworks is artillery fire. What to do in Moscow on May 9 or February 23 in honor of the inauguration of the President, is called fireworks and combines both. “This is not entertainment, and the execution of military ritual,” — said the commander of the salute division Colonel Vyacheslav Paradnikov.