National Flag Day in Moscow

National Flag Day in Moscow
Festive decorations will be put up around the city on 15-22 August.

From 15 to 22 August various decorations will be distributed throughout the city because of National Flag Day in Moscow, according to Pyotr Biryukov, Deputy Moscow Mayor for Housing, Utilities and Amenities.  More than 500 posters will appear around the city on billboards, playbill stands and bus stops. Some buildings in the city centre will be adorned with festive lights.

“On 22 August starting from 8.04 pm, people will be able to enjoy festive lighting on media screens on buildings in Novy Arbat Street as well as video greetings dedicated to this remarkable day. The video clip will be also displayed on the media screen on the Central Telegraph building,” Mr Biryukov added.

There will be national flags on the Bolshoi Kamenny Bridge, the Bolshoi Moskvoretsky Bridge, the Borodinsky Bridge, the Bolshoi Ustinsky Bridge and the Novoarbatsky Bridge.

National Flag Day was established in 1994 to mark the recovery of the country’s historical flag during the 1991 August Coup. This year there will be around 250 lectures, concerts, exhibitions plus workshops.