Where to Watch Fireworks on Feb 23!
Defender of the Fatherland Day celebrations will culminate tonight in a grand fireworks show at 9 p.m. Fireworks will be set alight from several different locations around the city. Anyone hoping to maximize their experience are advised to watch the fireworks from the prime viewing locations
Where to watch fireworks on February 23
Vorobyovy Gory observation deck in southwest Moscow,
the Poklonnaya Hill platform in the western part of the city
VDNKH ( All-Russian Exhibition Centre)
By the way…
3 Facts About Russian Military Uniform on Defender of the Fatherland Day
Until the 16th century, the Russian army, like most European armies, had no single standard uniform.
Since 1722 civil and military positions were systemized by the Table of Ranks which was a groundbreaking register. It was approved by Peter the Great.
Every rank had a corresponding uniform, which made it possible for anybody to precisely identify a bureaucrat’s job and his position in society.
In the end of the 18th century Russian and Prussian military uniforms looked almost the same. For the coronation, Paul the First had designed himself a uniform in the style of Prussian military uniform. The day after the coronation he ordered all the imperial regiments to adopt the same style. Paul began to wear his army uniform for everyday dress.