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01 Nov 2019

Russia’s most anonymous holiday is celebrated on the 4th of November. The holiday is named Unity Day (День народного единства) and despite the fact that the majority of ...
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 ...
21 Feb 2017

The Russian holiday Maslenitsa (Масленица), also called ‘Butterweek’, is taking place from 20th-26th of February this year. If you have not heard of Maslenitsa before, you ...
07 Dec 2016

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So December is well underway and that means one thing: Christmas! Except, Christmas isn’t quite the same over here in Russia. First of all, they celebrate New Year (Новый ...
02 May 2016

May has officially begun! And in Russia this means that also the “майские праздники” (May holidays) had started. Russian people really loves these holidays because they ...
04 Nov 2014

You may be forgiven for not hearing about it but, although less-known than its fellow national holidays, the Day of Unity is a grand commemoration of the unbreakable union of ...
05 Mar 2014

International Women's Day (Междунаро́дный же́нский день) is coming up this weekend! Celebrated on the 8th of March, this national holiday is a political celebration to ...
03 Mar 2014

The city was full of life and character this weekend, as the population came together to celebrate Maslenitsa (Ма́сленица), the end of winter and the beginning of ...
28 Feb 2014

In case you haven't noticed, this week is Maslenitsa (Ма́сленица)! This is a week long event, starting this year on the 24th of February and ending this Sunday, the 2nd of ...
20 Dec 2013

Christmas and the New Year is close upon us. That means that it’s the time of the year for the whole city of St. Petersburg to get into the holiday spirit and begin its ...
13 Dec 2013

As we move further into December and approach the new year, the feeling of the holiday season is in the air. In Russia however, the holiday season is not quite the same as in ...