Marina, one of the best everyday photographers in Russia that I have met so far, has come out again with a cool photo set of the Russian Army Orchestras festival on the Red Square taken at night. Be prepared to see a lot of trained musicians doing all sorts of crazy things in this post, including throwing their rifles in the air while playing music. You will be able to witness army orchestras in their original national uniform from plenty of countries, like Greece, Pakistan, Russia, Belarus, Belgium, Ireland and many more, even Mexico! Thanks goes to Marina!
All of this show was like a musical with a story. So at first the search lights started imitating the hard times of World War 2.
And then the enemy appeared, marching onto the Square!
But then the Russian army appeared and kicked them off the Square!
And they started throwing their rifles! Rifles with bayonets!
The purpose of this trick is to exchange rifles between two soldiers by throwing them in the air.
There was also some joyful Russian dancing!
You can say it’s an impossible move but it’s fine for them.
Some looked like they were drunk? No! It’s also a move – bending backwards like this and then stand up without using his hands!
Also this crazy move, dip and jump ahead, right on the stone surface of the Red Square.
The skies were pretty much foggy after the rain.
These red fireworks symbolized exploding mines.
And those were “fountains”.
And now a foreign orchestra from Slovenia.
They can do it too!
Viewers are wearing raincoats or plastic sheets because of the rain.
The Russian Southern Army Region Orchestra came with old time cannons!
And now Pakistan!
These masts with lanterns weigh one hundred pounds each, but the guys balanced them on one hand!
Their colleagues circle around and make sure nothing falls down to the ground.
Belarus, much like Russia.
And here, a celebrity who has been invited to attend makes an appearance.
She looks like some cult French singer who was popular in former Soviet times.
And so she sings again!
It looks like the lady is happy.
Russian military school students.
And one more singer!
And now more fireworks!
Hope you liked it and big thanks to Marina for her effort and talent!