While flowers and chocolate are in abundance in Russia, which is marking International Women’s Day with public holiday and celebrations, some are coming up with quite unconventional ways to make their loved ones smile.
On March 8, millions of Russians rush to markets and shops to get fresh flowers, a traditional part of festive atmosphere of the day. Even the walls of Kremlin sported a holiday greeting this year.
There were those, however, who decided to bring about the holiday spirit early – including police officers seemingly taking part in a nationwide flash mob.
One of the iconic Kremlin walls has been spiced up with a giant light projection featuring a bouquet of red, white, and blue flowers, shaped to form the map of Russia. “To you, our beloved ones!” the visual postcard says.