Blood-stained feast. Videos of explosions in Minsk

During yesterday’s celebration of Independence Day in Minsk, a 64-year-old woman was killed and about ten persons were injured after fireworks exploded low above the ground.

The tragedy was captured on video by casual bystander. The video shows the people scarreing in every direction after the first explosions. At the same time, in spite of the explosions, the fireworks were not stopped.

An unknown man tried to warn people of danger by shouting ‘Step back!’:

According to NEXTA telegram channel, another incident was just about to happen on Wednesday evening. When vehicles were returning to a military unit after the parade, one of the tanks started to drift on the slippery pavement in Surganov Street, and it was an absolute miracle that the driver managed to bring it to a stop a few meters away from pedestrians.


  • In total, four fireworkds explosions took place in Minsk. Two casualties are still in hospital.
  • The fireworks were reportedly bought in Russia. The supplier company declined comment on the situation.
  • Following the explosions, the Belarusian Investigative Committee opened a criminal case.

Independence Day: Tanks in Minsk (photos)