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The Border Patrol Day
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Russians love celebrating. We at B&V have covered some of the most important holidays (like the New Year and more days to celebrate), and yet the Border Patrol Day somehow got left behind. Even though it is not a national holiday, you will always know it’s there. In fact, on May 28 city dwellers are genuinely scared of going out.

People are scared for a reason. On this day many of the former Border Patrol soldiers and officers would go out in the streets, drink their asses off, swim in fountains and do other nasty stuff in celebration of their brotherhood. Their union is truly precious. Photos of this year’s celebration are provided by RIA Novosti (Kirill Kalinnikov, Konstantin Rodikov).

A day to remember. Via RIA Novosti
A day to remember. Via RIA Novosti
Border Patrol—always on the watch. Via RIA Novosti
Border Patrol—always on the watch. Via RIA Novosti
The faces of Russian Border Patrol. Via RIA Novosti
The faces of Russian Border Patrol. Via RIA Novosti

Russian Border Patrol serves their duty both on the land and under water. Via RIA Novosti
Russian Border Patrol serves their duty both on the land and under water. Via RIA Novosti
Even drunk, the retirees are holding the line. Via RIA Novosti
Even drunk, the retirees are holding the line. Via RIA Novosti
An even more fabulous border patrol officer. Via RIA Novosti
An even more fabulous border patrol officer. Via RIA Novosti

The fabulous border patrol is fabulous. Via RIA Novosti
The fabulous border patrol is fabulous. Via RIA Novosti
Even at celebration they don’t leave a man behind. via RIA Novosti
Even at celebration they don’t leave a man behind. via RIA Novosti
Celebration at the Gorky Park. Via RIA Novosti
Celebration at the Gorky Park. Via RIA Novosti

Border patrol at their best. via RIA Novosti
Border patrol at their best. via RIA Novosti

They say that there are 3 holidays in Russia that you will never miss and always notice: the New Year, the Border Patrol Day and the Paratrooper Day. The latter is coming in August.

Originally published at Bears & Vodka. You can comment here or there.


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