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Explainer: Russia’s National Holidays

24 Aug 2020

Do you find the different Russian national holidays to be unclear? You are not alone. For instance, Russia Day on June 12 is the official National Day of Russia, above all ...
08 Mar 2017

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Every year on March 8th Russian women become the center of attention. This day is reserved for Russian men to pamper their wife, girlfriend, mother, sisters and favorite ...
24 Feb 2017

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Have you ever heard about Defender of the Fatherland Day? Or as it is called in Russian День защитника Отечества (Den’ zaschtschitnika Otschestva)? If not- Don't worry. I have ...
19 Oct 2016

Die deutsche Version des Artikels finden Sie hier. Every year Saint Petersburg turns into a sleepless city during the legendary White Nights. Thousands of tourists from all ...
13 Apr 2015

April 12th in Russia marks the date on which we celebrate the Soviet, and later Russian cosmonauts. However, as we will explore below, this date is a little bit special – and ...
07 Nov 2014

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October Revolution. On this day in history, in the late hours of the evening, Vladimir Lenin organized his allies in the Petrograd Soviet, and signaled by a blank shot fired ...
04 Sep 2014

You definitely should not miss out Moscow’s city celebration this weekend! Every year the first weekend of September is reserved and dedicated to celebrations around the ...
25 Jul 2014

Saint Petersburg Celebrates Navy Day: this Sunday, July 27th! Saint-Petersburg is the cradle of Russian Navy. The city was founded after a war to control the access to the ...
23 May 2014

May 27 is the 311 anniversary of Saint Petersburg and this is definitely worth a festival! The festival will take place this Sunday the 25th of May. The celebrations kicks ...
04 Jan 2008

The Grapevine section of the January 2008 issue of LTM highlights our 15th anniversary party, held in St.Petersburg's fabulous Hotel Astoria in October 2007. Language Travel ...
03 Nov 2007

Among the guests were members of the diplomatic community, city officials, press and TV, corporate clients, many of our students and most of our staff and teachers from both ...