Star Wars characters clean up streets in Siberia

ACTIVISTS RAISING HANDS AND SHOUTING "Happy Cosmonautics Day!"

ACTIVIST DRESSED AS DARTH VADER SAYING (Russian) "We have a mission of intergalactic scale! We must walk down the Gagarin boulevard and collect all the space junk! Any questions?"

Location: Irkutsk, Russia

Entertainment workers dressed up as characters from Star Wars

and cleaned up the Gagarin boulevard in Siberia

to mark the 60th anniversary of the first human space flight

(SOUNDBITE) (Russian) ENTERTAINMENT WORKER, PAVEL PUZOV, SAYING: "We, entertainment workers, had an idea to help with cleaning up our city. But then we got an idea to do it on the Cosmonautics Day in costumes so that we match in style."