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26 Jul 2019 | 10:13 AM UTC

Russia: Navy Day celebrations scheduled in St. Petersburg July 28

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The Russian military is to hold a military parade to commemorate Navy Day in St. Petersburg on July 28; heightened security expected

TIMEFRAME expected from 7/25/2019, 11:00 PM until 7/29/2019, 10:59 PM (Europe/Moscow). COUNTRY/REGION St. Petersburg

Event

A military parade to commemorate Navy Day will take place on Sunday, July 28, in St. Petersburg. The event will begin at 10:00 (local time), while other festivities to follow, including a music event and fireworks, are expected to end at 22:30. A total of 43 warships, 41 aircraft, and more than 4000 soldiers and officers will participate in the parade.

The Liteyniy, Troitskiy, Palace, and Blagoveshchensky bridges will be closed for the parade from 10:30 through 12:15. Passage to the Senate Square will only be possible through passages.

A heightened security presence and further traffic disruptions are expected in the vicinity of all commemorative sites.  

Advice

Individuals in Saint Petersburg, and more generally in Russia, are advised to anticipate transportation disruptions around all Victory Day events. Individuals should allow additional time to travel, and obey all instructions issued by the local authorities.

 

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