Fancy prams paraded through Moscow

Russia holds its annual pram parade featuring elaborately designed strollers.

MOSCOW (REUTERS)  - Moscow's Gorky Park is the scene of a colourful festival with parents in fancy dresses pushing baby strollers, also called prams, that were modified and designed to look like themes from movies and fairy tales.

Prams took the shape of cars, ships and animals. One couple dressed in military uniform proudly placed their son in a model tank.

Others plunged deeper into history, redesigning their prams into a prehistoric caves with an artificial fireplace and dressing up in furs, reminiscent of the Flintstones cartoon characters.

Russian pram parades started in 2008 and since then have been held annually in different cities around the country.

This year 120 people registered for the event on its website.