On their professional holiday a group of Belarusian rescuers took part in an enchanting competition … on Stalin’s Line near Minsk. Although many bloopers were made, it did not become less spectacular.
The highlight of the program was rescuing Santa Claus, who was in such a hurry to bring gifts to kids (yes, in mid-January) that he decided to walk on the thin ice.
And frankly speaking, this Santa Claus was odd-looking – wearing a diving suit he bore a strong resemblance to a ninja. Nevertheless, he did earn praise as he fell through the ice, let rescuers pull him out…
… and then drank hot tea.
As there was too much phoney smoke, the viewers failed to see extinguishing a fire in a building. Furthermore, the pressure in a water jet was low.
According to the plan, the following trick was to be ‘rescue operations after a heavy accident’. But a stunt car managed to reach a jumping-off place only at the second attempt.
As the hoses were not long enough, it was impossible to use fire-fighting foam.
It still remains under wraps why at a certain moment Soviet paratroopers and Afghan mujahideen ppopped up against the background of a typical Belarusian plains with snow, pines and birches.
It was obvious that the celebration program was rehearsed many times.
Interestingly, two ‘warriors’ started to fight hand-to-hand, although the both were carrying arms.
There were ‘wounded’ and ‘killed’ people. And a ‘Soviet soldier’ with a knife in the hands was trying to defend his comrades from a ‘mujahid’.