Over 50 buildings to be lit up for Victory Day

Over 50 buildings to be lit up for Victory Day
A digital light show will be seen from the book-shaped high-rises on Novy Arbat and from the Central Telegraph building on Tverskaya Street on 9 May.

Over 50 Moscow buildings on Tverskaya Street, First Tverskaya-Yamskaya Street, Prospekt Mira, Leninsky Prospekt, Novy Arbat and Bolshaya Polyanka Street will have dynamic lighting patterned like St. George’s ribbon and the Russian tricolor flag for Victory Day. The scenario will change every few minutes. The buildings will be lit every night from 5 to 9 May.

The Krymsky Bridge and Patriarshy Bridge will be illuminated as well, as will six MKAD intersections at:

  • Yaroslavskoye Motorway
  • Leningradskoye Motorway
  • Rublyovskoye Motorway
  • Mozhaiskoye Motorway
  • Leninsky Prospekt
  • Varshavskoye Motorway

“Festive illumination will be more intense at facilities lacking dynamic lighting,” the Moscow press service reported.

A Victory Day digital show – video postcards with the Eternal Flame, cherry blossoms, 9 May written against the background of a spring sky, St George’s ribbon, and a virtual fireworks display – will be projected on two of the book-shaped high-rises on Novy Arbat. The screenings are scheduled for 8.20−8.30 pm until midnight on 5 to 9 May.

“The videos will be displayed every evening for five days,” the press service added.

A spokesman for the Moscow Department for Media and Advertising said that a Victory Day video had been made for the media façade of the Central Telegraph on Tverskaya Street, where a 17 by 26 metre digital postcard will show a V-Day message of greetings, St George’s ribbons and cherry-tree blossoms as a symbol of spring.

Festive posters portraying Victory marshals, stills of wartime newsreel footage, and children’s drawings dedicated to 9 May are also part of Victory Day decorations.