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Paratroopers’ Day in Russia

On August 2, Paratrooper Day is celebrated in Russia. Annually, more than a million active and retired soldiers spread to the streets to mark the occasion. Russian paratroopers are easy to spot, with their blue striped sleeveless t-shirts and blue berets. Usually, they wander around the streets, drinking vodka and taking a leap into fountains.

This year was not an exception. Gazeta.ru posted a series of images from Moscow parks.

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On top of all, in the city of Ussuriysk, paratroopers drove a convoy of cars, one of which dragged a U.S. flag on the pavement behind the car.

Video via Instagram.

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