9 Russian Holiday Salutes

Russian Holiday Salutes

Posted on February 23, 2011 by team

February 23 is the Defender of the Fatherland Day in Russia. A Moscow batallion is preparing to traditionally fire a salute to celebrate the holiday.

Each of 125 mm salute shells has its own color and marking.

These pipes are the launchers of different diameter with connected electric clamps.

The officers watches the process attentively.

The last preparations.

This older launching console is as fail-safe as a tank.

This is already a new one.


Exhibition fire with blank shells.

The gunners.


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9 Responses to “Russian Holiday Salutes”

  1. Airborne says:

    Nice guns. Why is Russia sometimes referred to as the Fatherland, and sometimes as the Motherland?

  2. Musa says:

    Go Gunners!

  3. Devon hotels says:

    hmmm….why is that Russians are alwasy aready for war?

  4. George Johnson says:

    The US has an Armed Forces day, which is what this might look like. It’s not about being ready for war so much as it is appreciation for those that do serve, those that are willing to possibly give up their lives for us and their country. You’d think they could be allowed a day of celebration.

    • Vadym says:

      You’re right
      But according to history, Russian, first at no one attacked. Always someone trying to attack us. And we always gave them prosratsya, sooner or later.

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