28th of May, 2010 is Border Guards Day in Russia. On this day traditionally border guards walk in the city, bathe in fountains and drink a little bit. This year the holiday ended with a successful fight 100 VS 100! They were separated by three platoons. About 70 fighters were detained, about 30 ones were pushed into ambulance cars, the rest were set free. Official statement: “the holiday is assigned to demonstrate combat strength of the platoons, to raise fighting spirit of soldiers doing their call of duty for their motherland and state, but first of all, on this day it’s customary to remember the feat of those who didn’t spare themselves to rebuff invasions of their country”.
Unfortunately, this year the weather in Moscow didn’t allow to bathe in the fountains.
There’s weather but there are traditions!
Police didn’t interfere… Sometimes they only took the pulse of the drunk and walked away.
Such pictures could be seen by passersby…
“Anything to keep them afraid!” – a great motto of the Russian army.
In order not to make you think we were looking for drunk border guards on purpose, we’ll show you that normal sober ones were there too.
This man is not drunk, he shows how to turn a somersault.
photos by zyalt