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.
Smoke, gunpowder smell, cases out.
And one more.