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Defender of the Fatherland Day

Defender of the Fatherland Day is a public Russian holiday and day off which is celebrated annually on February 23.

The day focuses on the achievements of military forces and veterans. Most Russians observe this holiday as a day of Russian men including those who never served in the military.

Moscow authorities will organize celebrations to honor the military and veterans on this day.

The celebration will culminate in the evening with a firework display launched from the Sparrow Hills and Poklonnaya Hill (start at 9:00 pm).


Date: 23 February 2015
Venue: Different locations around Moscow
Event cost: Free

Remember, that on February 23 most of public offices are closed and some public transport routes may be changed due to street events.


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