Scarlet sails and fireworks in St. Petersburg

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St. Petersburg celebrated new graduates’ achievements with a big party on Palace Square. The music, fireworks and lightshow on the Neva River lasted the whole night.

 

St. Petersburg celebrated new graduates’ achievements with a big party on Palace Square. The music, fireworks and lightshow on the Neva River lasted the whole night.

© RIA Novosti . Alexei Danichev / Go to the photo bankSt. Petersburg celebrated new graduates’ achievements with a big party on Palace Square. The music, fireworks and lightshow on the Neva River lasted the whole night.
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St. Petersburg celebrated new graduates’ achievements with a big party on Palace Square. The music, fireworks and lightshow on the Neva River lasted the whole night.
© Sputnik / Alexei Danichev / Go to the photo bankAt dawn, the traditional symbol of the holiday – a ship with scarlet sails - sailed along the Neva River.
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At dawn, the traditional symbol of the holiday – a ship with scarlet sails - sailed along the Neva River.
© RIA Novosti . Ilya Pitalev / Go to the photo bankThe main present of the holiday was a performance by Canada’s world-famous Cirque du Soleil.
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The main present of the holiday was a performance by Canada’s world-famous Cirque du Soleil.
© RIA Novosti . Ilya Pitalev / Go to the photo bankThe culmination of the performance was a balancing act by an acrobat on a giant chandelier and a balloon flight.
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The culmination of the performance was a balancing act by an acrobat on a giant chandelier and a balloon flight.
© RIA Novosti . Iliya Pitalev / Go to the photo bankPerformance of Cirque du Soleil at holiday for St. Petersburg school graduates, Scarlet Sails.
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Performance of Cirque du Soleil at holiday for St. Petersburg school graduates, Scarlet Sails.
© RIA Novosti . Alexei Danichev / Go to the photo bankThe music and lightshow on the Neva River began at 1:40 a.m., with Valery Gergiev conducting an orchestra playing the music of Eduard Artemyav.
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The music and lightshow on the Neva River began at 1:40 a.m., with Valery Gergiev conducting an orchestra playing the music of Eduard Artemyav.
© RIA Novosti . Alexei Danichev / Go to the photo bankThe show lasted for around 40 minutes.
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The show lasted for around 40 minutes.
© RIA Novosti . Alexei Danichev / Go to the photo bankAt around 2 a.m. a fairytale ship symbolizing an accomplished wish, the Sekret ship from the novel by Alexander Grin, arrived from Lake Ladoga. This year, the Standard sailing ship for the first time failed to be the main hero of the holiday. It turned out that only six ships in the world could play its role and almost a square kilometer of tissue was used on the scarlet sails of the Swedish brig Three Crowns.
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At around 2 a.m. a fairytale ship symbolizing an accomplished wish, the Sekret ship from the novel by Alexander Grin, arrived from Lake Ladoga. This year, the Standard sailing ship for the first time failed to be the main hero of the holiday. It turned out that only six ships in the world could play its role and almost a square kilometer of tissue was used on the scarlet sails of the Swedish brig Three Crowns.
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