Fireworks in Moscow as Russia Welcomes 2022

Russia rang in the New Year with a dazzling fireworks display in Moscow’s Red Square, which was closed to the public to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

The square was closed from 5 pm on New Year’s Eve until 7 am on New Year’s Day to prevent overcrowding amid the rise of the Omicron variant.

Natalia Purgaeva posted this video to Instagram, with the caption: “May there be more happiness, more love, more peace and harmony, more good things in the next year!” Credit: Natalia Purgaeva via Storyful

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