2016 St Patricks Day Parade in Moscow Russia
Thursday March 17th, 2016 St Patricks Day
On the 15 March 1992 thousands of delighted Muscovites lined Novy Arbat to witness the first St. Patrick’s Day Parade in the Russian capital’s history. Yuri Luzhkov and Aer Rianta Chief Executive Derek Keogh were on the reviewing stand as a police escort led the way for Russian marching bands, Cossack horsemen, and 15 floats representing many Russian companies. The parade, which was the brainchild of Derek Keogh, was a big success, and ensured a repeat performance the following year.
Each year the floats became more numerous and sophisticated the bands bigger and more impressive, and the range of international and Russian participants and sponsors more wide-ranging.