Russia’s Airborne Troops (Blue Berets) in Krasnodar mark their holiday with a triumphant march.
Official parades for serving members take place throughout the day.
The troops receive a blessing from an Orthodox bishop.
Red Square gets a spot of new color with the blue-green-and-yellow paratroopers’ flag.
Russia’s Airborne Troops are renowned for their rigour and discipline.
Astrakhan’s paratroopers drive out in iconic striped shirts called telnyashki.
Over the years, jumping into public fountains has become a peculiar hallmark of the day.
Dogs join in with their human comrades to celebrate the day.