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Red Sails firework show

Celebrated in June at the height of the White Nights, Alye Parusa ("Red Sails") is a celebration for school leavers dating back to the 1960s. It has become one of St. Petersburg's most popular public events, culminating every year with a spectacular firework and light display over the Neva River to accompany the passing of a tallship with rust-red sails. This clip from 2011 captures the full spectacle.

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