May 28, 2023
Saint Petersburg
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In St. Petersburg, during the period of events dedicated to the celebration of Victory Day, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) cannot be used. Restrictions will be in effect from 7 to 10 May. About this on Saturday, May 6, reported in the press service of the administration of the governor of the Northern capital.

This decision was taken by the operational headquarters of the city. However, there are exceptions. UAVs can be used by state authorities and local self-government organizations fulfilling the state order. Organizations operating in the interests of the media and the film industry also fell under the exceptions. But in this case it will be necessary to present supporting documents.

In addition, a ban on the movement of jet skis is introduced in St. Petersburg, but not everywhere, but only in some areas. Where exactly?

  • from the Blagoveshchensky bridge to the Big Obukhovsky bridge;
  • from the Betancourt bridge to the Neva and from the Bolshoy Petrovsky bridge to the Bolshaya Nevka;
  • from Ushakovsky bridge to the Neva;
  • in the Kronverk Strait.

All these measures were taken to strengthen the protection of order and ensure the safety of residents and guests of St. Petersburg during the celebration of Victory Day, the press service of the governor added.

Traditional parade in honor of Victory Day will be held at the Palace Square in the northern capital in the presence of veterans and with enhanced security measures. The celebrations will end at 22:00 with a festive artillery salute.

Petersburg has previously banned all commercial and private UAV launches. This was reported to the media on May 3. The next day, the information was confirmed by the city committee on law, order and security.

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