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Moscow: February 23, 2011 by Nightcitylights Moscow: February 23, 2011 by Nightcitylights
Russia, Moscow, February 23, 2011

Today Russia celebrates the Defender of the Fatherland Day. he holiday marks the date in 1918 during the Russian Civil War when the first mass draft into the Red Army occurred in Petrograd and Moscow. It was originally known as Red Army Day. In 1949, it was renamed Soviet Army and Navy Day. Following the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991, the holiday was given its current name.

The holiday is celebrated with artillery fireworks.

Canon 5D Mark II, Canon 24-105L, ISO 50, f/22, bulb (~10 sec.)
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aprmason Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012
Petr,

Superb.

Toni.
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Figgy5119 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
love it. this is very cool!
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Nightcitylights Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thanks!
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wasp2 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012  Student Photographer
that is some decent firework photography!
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Nightcitylights Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012  Professional Photographer
Many thanks!
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
very beautiful!!
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Nightcitylights Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thanks :)
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
welcome!
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