Sky-highlights: $8.8mln laser and firework show at APEC summit (VIDEO)
As talks and meetings in Vladivostok continue, APEC summit guests were given a spectacular treat -- a firework show, each minute of which cost about $430,000. The total 20 minutes cost Russia $8.8 million, or the annual budget of a small city.
Though the rainy weather was not ideal for Russian-German pyrotechnics team -- there was even a threat that the show would be postponed -- up to 5,000 people flocked to the Pacific port city's harbor to enjoy the show.
However, many people were less lucky -- they got stuck in traffic jams, which paralyzed the city because many streets were closed. Though they could still see the colorful sky -- the show amid the cloud cover made the night as bright as day.
Guests and members of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit were welcomed in specially-installed tents.
The spectacle consisted of 150 scenes, accompanied by classical and modern music hits.