Day of Airborne Special Forces in Moscow Yesterday

Day of Airborne Special Forces in Moscow Yesterday

August second is a Airborne Storm Troopers day in Russia. Special forces veterans flock into Russian cities dress into their iconic striped shirts and blue berets and have fun. Here is how it was yesterday in Moscow, as on photos of Moscow blogger Evgeny:

Day of Airborne Special Forces in Moscow Yesterday

Day of Airborne Special Forces in Moscow Yesterday

Veterans of different ages come to have fun. Their traditional main activity is bathing in the fountains.

Day of Airborne Special Forces in Moscow Yesterday

Young and old – this is a brotherhood.

Day of Airborne Special Forces in Moscow Yesterday

Some are really seasoned vets.

Day of Airborne Special Forces in Moscow Yesterday

And no matter Ukraine, Belarus, Russia or Tajikistan – they come to Moscow because it was one country before and one VDV – this is their forces abbreviation.

Many got the tattoos on their shoulder with the name of their regiment and the year of discharge.

Day of Airborne Special Forces in Moscow Yesterday

This got Ukrainian flag colors but no matter he is still in Moscow.

Day of Airborne Special Forces in Moscow Yesterday

“Nobody but us” is their official slogan.

Day of Airborne Special Forces in Moscow Yesterday

Most fit, tall and healthy recruits go to these forces.

Day of Airborne Special Forces in Moscow Yesterday

So even many years later they are still mostly strong and able.

Day of Airborne Special Forces in Moscow Yesterday

Russian bear is their favorite symbol too.

Day of Airborne Special Forces in Moscow Yesterday

Young men, recently discharged, also visit those events.

Day of Airborne Special Forces in Moscow Yesterday

On these ┬ádays migrant workers from South try to close their shops and don’t go outside. It’s advised for them to stay home, because many accidents happened when they were beaten.

This time there were not many accidents reported, however one soldier has beaten a reporter on live TV for him responding too rude, here is the video, wait for it:

Day of Airborne Special Forces in Moscow Yesterday

The soldiers have their own cult music band that has a hit track about blue berets. They want to hear it every year, and here they are again, playing it live. Here is a video with the song:

Day of Airborne Special Forces in Moscow Yesterday

Some have their own mascots.

Day of Airborne Special Forces in Moscow Yesterday

Women are invited too sometimes if they are wives or girlfriends of a veteran.

Day of Airborne Special Forces in Moscow Yesterday

Little by little all the crown usually gets very drunk.

Day of Airborne Special Forces in Moscow Yesterday

The cult band, they also served in these forces.

Day of Airborne Special Forces in Moscow Yesterday

Day of Airborne Special Forces in Moscow Yesterday

Some women dress up to match their men.

Day of Airborne Special Forces in Moscow Yesterday

And kids get their striped shirts as well.

Day of Airborne Special Forces in Moscow Yesterday

Day of Airborne Special Forces in Moscow Yesterday

Day of Airborne Special Forces in Moscow Yesterday

Day of Airborne Special Forces in Moscow Yesterday

Day of Airborne Special Forces in Moscow Yesterday

Day of Airborne Special Forces in Moscow Yesterday

Day of Airborne Special Forces in Moscow Yesterday

Day of Airborne Special Forces in Moscow Yesterday

This old man served in Lithuania back in 1963. Tries to find any mates.

Day of Airborne Special Forces in Moscow Yesterday

Day of Airborne Special Forces in Moscow Yesterday

Day of Airborne Special Forces in Moscow Yesterday

Day of Airborne Special Forces in Moscow Yesterday

Day of Airborne Special Forces in Moscow Yesterday

Day of Airborne Special Forces in Moscow Yesterday

Day of Airborne Special Forces in Moscow Yesterday

Day of Airborne Special Forces in Moscow Yesterday

Day of Airborne Special Forces in Moscow Yesterday

Day of Airborne Special Forces in Moscow Yesterday

Day of Airborne Special Forces in Moscow Yesterday

Day of Airborne Special Forces in Moscow Yesterday

Day of Airborne Special Forces in Moscow Yesterday

Day of Airborne Special Forces in Moscow Yesterday

Day of Airborne Special Forces in Moscow Yesterday

Day of Airborne Special Forces in Moscow Yesterday

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