Russian Holiday Salutes

Russian Holiday Salutes

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.

Russian Holiday Salutes

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

Russian Holiday Salutes

Russian Holiday Salutes

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

Russian Holiday Salutes

The officers watches the process attentively.

Russian Holiday Salutes

The last preparations.

Russian Holiday Salutes

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

Russian Holiday Salutes

This is already a new one.

Russian Holiday Salutes

Fire!

Russian Holiday Salutes

Exhibition fire with blank shells.

Russian Holiday Salutes

The gunners.

Russian Holiday Salutes

Russian Holiday Salutes

Attention!

Russian Holiday Salutes

9-gun volley.

Russian Holiday Salutes

Smoke, gunpowder smell, cases out.

Russian Holiday Salutes

And one more.

Russian Holiday Salutes

via live_report

9 thoughts on “Russian Holiday Salutes”

  1. 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.

    • 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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