- Title: Hundreds of paddle boarders ride at Moscow festival
- Date: 12th September 2021
- Summary: MOSCOW, RUSSIA (SEPTEMBER 12, 2021) (REUTERS) DRONE VIEW OF PADDLE FESTIVAL (MUTE) TIME LAPSE OF PEDDLE BOARDERS IN COSTUMES SAILING BY (MUTE) VARIOUS OF PEDDLE BOARDERS IN COSTUMES SAILING BY MAN DRESSED IN MASK SAILING BY, WAVING DRONE VIEW OF FESTIVAL (MUTE) SPECTATORS LOOKING WOMAN IN TRADITIONAL RUSSIAN COSTUME SAILING BY DRONE VIEW OF PADDLES PADDLE BOARDERS GETTING READY COUPLE IN COSTUMES POSING FOR PHOTO COUPLE MOUNTING METAL TUBE ON PADDLE BOARDERS IN COSTUMES WALKING BY (SOUNDBITE) (Russian) PEDDLE BOARD FESTIVAL PARTICIPANT, ANDREI MALINKIN, SAYING: "We are runners. We like to run, running is sport, running is life. But, as Moscow marathon got canceled yesterday, we want to support the organisers of Moscow marathon, and show that we stand for it being held. These are our T-shirts from all the (Moscow) marathons we ran. We ran, we run and we will run." VARIOUS OF FESTIVAL PARTICIPANTS DANCING ON PADDLES FESTIVAL PARTICIPANTS SAILING VARIOUS OF FRIENDLY RACE ON BOATS DRONE VIEW OF RACE (MUTE) FESTIVAL PARTICIPANT IN MASK SAILING FESTIVAL PARTICIPANT IN PANDA COSTUME SAILING PADDLE BOARD FESTIVAL PARTICIPANTS CHEERING (SOUNDBITE) (Russian) PEDDLE BOARD FESTIVAL PARTICIPANT, IVAN VASILYEV, SAYING: "I own a small shop sailing stuff like this (POINTS AT MASK ON HIS FACE). So I rushed to put on whatever I had. This is a mask of a gnoll - man-hyena from the Forgotten Realms universe." DRONE VIEW OF FESTIVAL (MUTE)
- Embargoed: 26th September 2021 18:48
- Keywords: Russia colourful costume drone footage festival paddle sup
- Location: MOSCOW, RUSSIA
- City: MOSCOW, RUSSIA
- Country: Russia
- Topics: Arts/Culture/Entertainment,Europe
- Reuters ID: LVA001EUEZDCP
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Hundreds of paddleboard enthusiasts brightened the waters of Moscow's Rowing Canal with a flashy masquerade on Sunday (September 12) to enjoy the last warm days of this autumn.
The participants had a chance to show off their costumes as well as to take part in a friendly race.
While some came to choose their costume based on looks or fun, others made a statement with their choice.
"Moscow marathon got canceled yesterday, we want to support the organisers of Moscow marathon," one of the participants Andrei Malinkin told Reuters.
Moscow marathon, a traditional run that draws thousands of amateur and professional runners each year, got canceled due to COVID-19 restrictions.
Paddleboarding became increasingly popular in central Russia over recent years although there are no seas nearby.
Enthusiasts sail on many lakes, rivers and the cities' water ponds.
(Production: Lev Sergeev, Dmitry Turlyun)
- Copyright Holder: REUTERS
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