The midday shot thundered in honor of the IMO in St. Petersburg
On July 21, on the Naryshkin Bastion of the Peter and Paul Fortress, a shot thundered, timed to coincide with the 62nd International Mathematical Olympiad.
It was the honor of the Russian national team led by coach Kirill Sukhov, as well as the Chairman of the IMO Council Jeff Smith, to give the traditional salvo.
After a thorough briefing, the cannon was fired by the representative of the national team Andrey Shvetsov and Jeff Smith.
The tradition of firing a cannon at the Peter and Paul Fortress has existed since the founding of the city on the Neva. The townspeople have heard a shot every day since 1703 and this is perhaps the loudest visiting card of the Northern capital.