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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Balloons Fly for Holiday

Don't be surprised to see colorful balloons floating through the city's skies this weekend. From Friday to Monday -- weather permitting -- hot-air balloons will be sailing in the mornings and evenings to celebrate this weekend's Victory Day holiday commemorating victory in World War II.

About 20 groups from around the world have paid $575 to operate each balloon, which holds up to four people, said Kellie Carney of Quality Products International, which is involved in the balloon activities.

The company represents Anheuser-Busch, the American brewing company which is sponsoring the Bud Moscow International Half-Marathon scheduled for Sunday. Runners from 30 countries are expected to participate in the 21-kilometer race.