Defender of the Fatherland Day fireworks at 15 venues across the city

Defender of the Fatherland Day fireworks at 15 venues across the city
The Moscow sky will be lit with 300-metre domes of red, white and green sparkles.

The Defender of the Fatherland Day fireworks will go off at 15 city venues on the evening of 23 February. The bright spectacle will last ten minutes starting at 9 pm during which 10,000 salvos will be fired from 72 devices. Each fireworks explosion will be 300 metres in diameter. The evening sky will be iridescent with flashes of red, white and green sparkles.

“The explosive effect will be magnified with the firing of blanks from 18 76-mm field guns from the Great Patriotic War,” the Western Military District’s press service commented.

The press service announced that Poklonnaya Gora and Vorobyovy Gory will be the main fireworks venues. But 15 sites will allow people to see the display from any city district. Security checks have been conducted at each of the venues. Over 500 servicepersons will launch fireworks and ensure public order. They will set off all of the fireworks simultaneously via radio.

Defender of the Fatherland Day has been a state holiday whose celebration dates back to 1922.

Defender of the Fatherland Day fireworks venues

Administrative Area



Western Administrative


Park Pobedy

Park Pobedy (Victory Park) on Poklonnaya Gora, 400 metres from the Central Museum of the Great Patriotic War on Partisans Alley

Park Pobedy

Park Pobedy on Poklonnaya Gora, on a hill near the park’s entrance


18 Fedosyino Street, near the pond

Central Administrative Area

Luzhnetskaya Embankment

Luzhniki Olympic Complex, opposite the Big Sports Arena

Northeastern Administrative Area

National Exhibition of Economic Achievements (VDNKh)

The square between VDNKh’s northern gate and Selskokhozyaistvennaya Street


38 Novgorodskaya Street, near Altufyevsky Pond

Eastern Administrative Area

Izmailovo Park

Bauman township, near Serebryano-Vinogradny Pond, in front of Bld. 3

Southeastern Administrative Area

Kuzminki Park

3a/1 Zarechye Street, at ROSTO (Russian Defence Sports-Technical Organisation)

Southwestern Administrative Area


The universal sports ground, 60 metres to the southeast of the main building of the Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia (RUDN)

Yuzhnoye (Southern) Butovo

11/3 Akademika Pontryagina Street, by Chernevsky Pond

Northwestern Administrative Area


5 Roslovka Street, at the landscape park behind the Akvamarin fitness centre


Tushino Airfield, 500 metres to the southwest of Volokolamskoye Motorway

Northern Administrative Area


2b Festivalnaya Street, Park Druzhby (Friendship Park), near The Friendship of Continents sculpture

Zelenograd Administrative Area

City of Zelenograd

8 Ozyornaya Alley, Park Pobedy, the lower fountain, near the pond

Troitsky and Novomoskovsky administrative areas

Troitsk municipality

The Troitsk Separate Division of the Lebedev Physics Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences (LPI RAS), Fizicheskaya Street, 300 metres to the northeast of Bld. 11