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Thousands paddle through St Petersburg at Sup Festival

SHOTLIST:RESTRICTION SUMMARY:++PART MUTE++ASSOCIATED PRESSSt Petersburg - 31 July 20211. Various aerials of participants paddling at Sup Festival ++MUTE++2. Participant in clown costume paddling3. Participant in queen costume paddling4. SOUNDBITE (Russian) No name given, participant:"The views are beautiful. You can look at the canals from a different view. It's romantic. It's sport and it's healthy. It also gives you tons of positive emotions."5. Aerial shot of participants paddling by St. Michael Castle ++MUTE++6. Aerial shot of participants paddling ++MUTE++7. Various of participants in costumes paddling8. SOUNDBITE (Russian) Pavel (Surname not given), participant:"It's a wonderful festival. It puts you in a perfect mood. It's the second time we have participated, and we are always up for it."9. Aerial shot of participants paddling ++MUTE++10. Various of participants paddling11. SOUNDBITE (Russian) No name given, participant:"It's only the second time I have stood on the board. But I've been canoeing my entire life, that's why I decided to learn paddling on the board with my kids. I loved it. The most important thing was to reach the finish, that's why I was paddling and paddling and as you see I made it to the end."12. Participants paddling13. Participant dancing on boards14. SOUNDBITE (Russian) Dmitry Vitkovsky, organiser:"The difficulty was that we had to limit the number of participants due to the requirements. We stopped registration and didn't allow everyone who wished to participate. We have received many calls and questions, but unfortunately, rules can't be changed."15. Aerial shot of participants paddling ++MUTE++16. Various of participants paddling17. Aerial shot of participants paddling ++MUTE++STORYLINE:THOUSANDS PADDLE THROUGH ST PETERSBURG AT SUP FESTIVAL Thousands of Russians dressed up and paddled their way through waterways of St Petersburg on Saturday as the city hosted its annual Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP) festival.The 'Fontanka-SUP' festival sees participants dress in a variety of colourful costumes, from fairytale characters to super heroes, before hopping on paddleboards and rowing through the canals and rivers to explore the city.However due to the ongoing conronavirus pandemic this year's festivities were limited with only a certain amount of people allowed to take part to avoid overcrowding. Those taking part also had to be vaccinated, test negative, or show proof of recovery from the disease. Restrictive measures enforced in St Petersburg forbid any mass gatherings with more than 75 people. Sports events can be held only if athletes are vaccinated or have tested negative for the virus.===========================================================Clients are reminded: (i) to check the terms of their licence agreements for use of content outside news programming and that further advice and assistance can be obtained from the AP Archive on: Tel +44 (0) 20 7482 7482 Email: info@aparchive.com(ii) they should check with the applicable collecting society in their Territory regarding the clearance of any sound recording or performance included within the AP Television News service (iii) they have editorial responsibility for the use of all and any content included within the AP Television News service and for libel, privacy, compliance and third party rights applicable to their Territory.
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