The map and list of ten- minute- long firework displays on 23 February at 9 pm is published on the open data portal. During the shows, 74 launchers will let off 10,000 salvos.
There’ll be firework displays at 16 city venues, mostly in parks, by the river or near places like ponds. A 300 m expanse of the evening sky will brightly come alive with shades of red, white and green.
“Firework venues will be conveniently located all around the city, making it easy for people to find them. The salvos will be synchronised via radio transmitters. The main displays will be on Poklonnaya Gora, where the explosive effect will be magnified with the firing of blanks from ZIS-3 field guns from the time of the Great Patriotic War, as well as on Vorobyovy Gory and the Luzhnetskaya Embankment. We will use 105 mm to 310 mm devices to launch the fireworks,” the press service of Moscow’s Department of regional Security and Corruption Counteracting said.
Russia has marked Defender of the Fatherland day since 23 February 1922. Until 1946 it was called the Day of the Red Army and the Navy, and until 1993 it was the Day of the Soviet Army and the Navy. In 2010, the State Duma made it an official day off.
Fireworks display venues on 23 February
Central Administrative Area
24 Luzhnetskaya Embankment, Bldg. 6, Luzhniki Olympic Complex, opposite the Big Sports Arena
Northeastern Administrative Area
VDNKh, between the northern gate and Selskokhozyaistvennaya Street
Lianozovo, 38 Novgorodskaya Street, near Altufyevsky Pond
Eastern Administrative Area
Bauman Townlet (Izmailovsky Island), near Serebryano-Vinogradny Pond, near Bldg. 3
Southeastern Administrative Area
Kuzminki Park, 3a Zarechye Street, Bldg. 1
Southwestern Administrative Area
Obruchevsky District, 6 Miklukho-Maklaya Street, a sports ground near the People’s Friendship University
Yuzhnoye Butovo, 63 Admirala Lazareva Street, Bldg. 2, near Chernevsky Pond
Western Administrative Area
Pobedy (Victory) Park on Poklonnaya Gora, near the Central Museum of the Great Patriotic War on Partizan Alley
Pobedy (Victory) Park on Poklonnaya Gora, on the hill near the main square
Novo-Peredelkino, 18 Fedosyino Street, near the pond
Northwestern Administrative Area
Mitino, 5 Roslovka Street, in the landscape park behind the Aquamarine fitness centre
Pokrovskoye-Streshnevo, 73 Volokolamskoye Motorway, Tushino aerodrome
Northern Administrative Area
Levoberezhny District, 2b Festivalnaya Street, Druzhby Park, near the Friendship of the Continents sculpture
Zelenograd Administrative Area
Zelenograd, 8 Ozyornaya Alley, Pobedy Park near Bolshoi Pond
Troitsky and Novomoskovsky administrative areas
Troitsk, 11 Frunzenskaya Street, Troitsk facility of the Lebedev Institute of Physics (Russian Academy of Sciences)
Southern Administrative Area
Moskvorechye-Saburovo, 25 Borisovskiye Prudy Street, Block. 3, Moskva River embankment.
Nineteen Moscow parks have prepared a festive programme for the Defender of the Fatherland Day with workshops, guided tours, films on a skating rink, plus curling and laser tag tournaments. To learn more, visit the Events section on the mos.ru website.
Thirteen museums and galleries under the auspices of the Department of Culture will also have special events timed to Defender of the Fatherland Day. Since 20 February there’ve been themed lectures, concerts and workshops at such places. Those who have a military ID card won’t be charged if they want to visit the Victory Museum on Poklonnaya Gora or if they want to watch films like the Soviet production Officers and two newer ones T-34 and To Save Leningrad.
As of 22 February up to 24 February, the Moskino network of city cinemas will be showing films starring among others Oleg Menshikov, Yury Yakovlev and Alexei Batalov. Such films as Scarlet Sails, the Barber of Siberia and At Home Among Strangers will also be shown. The best thing: It’s all free and nobody needs to register.