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Scarlet Sails Festival Occurs in Russia Regardless of coronavirus pandemic

Back in Russia, the Scarlet Sails Festival in Honor of College graduates took place in St Petersburg on Saturday.

The yearly event is marked with a spectacular fireworks display, numerous musical performances, and a massive water-screen.

The series took place this season under rigorous health constraints because of the pandemic.

There were no spectators, and boats had to sail through the Gulf of Finland rather than about the Neva River.

“I feel a little bit disappointed,” said one girl, “but I think It’s the correct choice to not observe now because it Is Quite dangerous”

The concert and also shows were aired on television for countless people across Russia.

The convention started in 1968 when many Leningrad schools united to celebrate the close of the college year about the symbolism of their favorite 1922 children’s publication Scarlet Sails by Alexander Grin.

The convention interrupted in the subsequent Soviet period but was reborn since 2005 when St Petersburg police realized that the tourist attraction possible of the occasion.