06 May 2014, Tuesday, 17:46

Colourful fireworks will thunder over Ufa on May 9

author: Catherine Sokolova

On May 9, the sky over Ufa will be painted with colourful fireworks. The festive salute will be held in Lenin Square at 23 o’clock.

At 18.00 a concert dedicated to the 69th anniversary of the Great Victory in the Great Patriotic War will begin in the square. But this year Ufa townspeople will not see a traditional parade.

“It is impossible to carry it out every year”, the deputy head of Ufa administration Syntimir Bayazitov said. “It was decided to organize a parade for the next year, in honour of the 70th anniversary of Victory in the Great Patriotic War. Preparations will start immediately after May 9.

Festivities will be held in all districts of the capital on that day.

War veterans, equal-status persons and homefront workers in honour of the holiday will receive gifts, food baskets and traditional clothing — scarves, sweaters and blankets.