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Scarlet Sails celebration in St. Petersburg

Scarlet Sails celebration in St. Petersburg
Scarlet Sails celebration in St. Petersburg

Scarlet Sails celebration in St. Petersburg
“Scarlet Sails” is one of the biggest, most exciting, most beautiful and at the same time, the most technically demanding event in our country. Scarlet Sails has become a traditional holiday for the top graduates, it enters the biggest and most interesting events of the world. The preparation to the next show lasts for many months, and installation of all structures, light and pyrotechnics – more than 2 weeks. Photos by Marina Lystseva.

Each charge has its cord and the serial number, which then is written in a special program for special equipment
Each charge has its cord and the serial number, which then is written in a special program for special equipment

On the night of Monday the 24th of June the waters of the Neva are lit up with fireworks, lasers and light. In the Neva River between the Palace Embankment and the Hare Island was set pontoon length of 430 meters, on which are installed the light effects, burners, fans and pyrotechnic fountains. Installation of all equipment lasted three weeks and two days before the installation of the pontoon. In the preparation participated 90 people not only from Russia but also from Germany.

Falling star - a ball with the image of a girl on the ball
Falling star – a ball with the image of a girl on the ball

In total, the program had 14 songs by various authors, who succeeded each other. Pyrotechnic Overture, part 2, the composer Hans Zimmer, then song from the soundtrack to the film ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’.

Final. Composer Gavin Greenaway, 'Reflections of Earth' from the soundtrack of the show 'Millennium Celebration (Walt Disney World)'
Scarlet Sails celebration

Final. Composer Gavin Greenaway, ‘Reflections of Earth’ from the soundtrack of the show ‘Millennium Celebration (Walt Disney World)’

Scarlet Sails celebration in St. Petersburg

Scarlet Sails celebration in St. Petersburg
Light and pyrotechnics were also installed on the Troitsky Bridge, which was closed from 10 pm Sunday until Monday morning
Scarlet Sails celebration in St. Petersburg
Ready-to-work “group” with pyrotechnics is covered with plastic in case of rain.
Scarlet Sails celebration in St. Petersburg
equipment
Scarlet Sails celebration in St. Petersburg
Scarlet Sails
Scarlet Sails celebration in St. Petersburg
Scarlet Sails
Scarlet Sails celebration in St. Petersburg
Scarlet Sails
Scarlet Sails celebration in St. Petersburg
Scarlet Sails
Scarlet Sails celebration in St. Petersburg
Scarlet Sails
Scarlet Sails celebration in St. Petersburg
Scarlet Sails
Scarlet Sails celebration in St. Petersburg
Scarlet Sails
Scarlet Sails celebration in St. Petersburg
Scarlet Sails
Scarlet Sails celebration in St. Petersburg
Scarlet Sails
Scarlet Sails celebration in St. Petersburg
Scarlet Sails
Scarlet Sails celebration in St. Petersburg
Scarlet Sails
Scarlet Sails celebration in St. Petersburg
Scarlet Sails
Scarlet Sails celebration in St. Petersburg
Scarlet Sails
Scarlet Sails celebration in St. Petersburg
Symphony of fire and lasers. Composer Benoit Jutras, ‘War’ from the soundtrack of the show ‘House of dancing water’
Scarlet Sails celebration in St. Petersburg
This year, it is the largest firework displayed in Europe. During the show were produced 23,000 pyrotechnic charges
Scarlet Sails celebration in St. Petersburg
Troitsky (Trinity) Bridge. Composer Dmitry Malikov, ‘Spring’
Scarlet Sails celebration in St. Petersburg
Composer Ilan Eshkeri, work ‘Coronation’
Scarlet Sails celebration in St. Petersburg
On 22-minute program sailboat appears on the 12th minute pyrotechnic show

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