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Category Archives: Russian Celebrations (праздники) - Page 4

09 May
2015
On May 9 Russia celebrates День Победы (Victory Day) and the victory of the Soviet Union over Nazi Germany during World War II in 1945. Great celebrations are taking place in all Russian cities, and Moscow and Saint Petersburg organize huge programs full of events during the whole weekend! On the Victory Day Russians remember ...
30 Apr
2015
I guess you already know that the 1st of May is a national holiday in Russia. But do you know the historical background of this day, both internationally and within Russia? In this post we will take a look at what this day stood for, and stands for today. We will, of course, start with some ...
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 has since evolved to be an international day of honouring everyone involved in human spaceflight. It all started back on that very special ...
07 Mar
2015
On March 8, Russia celebrates Международный женский день, the Women’s Day in Russia, a special day for all women, recognized as national public holiday. Many official buildings and educational institutions are closed on this day but shops and Киоски (kioski) usually work. It often happens that if this day falls on a weekend, the public holiday and ...
05 Mar
2015
On March 8 Russians are going to celebrate Women’s Day. In every city they organize parties especially for women, exhibitions and film screenings. How is Saint Petersburg celebrating Women’s Day? Since it’s a lively and entertaining city it offers any kind of event to meet everybody’s taste! Entrainments and music shows on Women’s Day Maza ...
21 Feb
2015
Maslenitsa: How, Why and Where it is celebrated? On the 21 and 22 of February take place the main celebrations of Russian Maslenitsa (Масленица). Also known as Shrovetide or Pancakes Week, this is a Slavic religious celebration of pagan origins, which combines two traditions. The pagan side celebrates the welcoming of spring and the awakening of ...
07 Nov
2014
Today I was fortunate enough to witness a military parade on Red Square. The parade was commemorating the 73rd anniversary of the Soviet parade on the anniversary of the October Revolution, immediately after which the soldiers marched to the front and successfully defended Moscow from an impending Nazi assault. The event is not held yearly, ...
05 Nov
2014
Russian Halloween Celebration in St Petersburg! Russian Halloween celebrations are not as popular in Russia as it is in other countries around the world. The religious significance of the 31st October does not relate to the Russian Orthodox calendar, and some religious officials even think that the holiday is ‘Satanic’, so much so that I ...
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 all peoples that make up the Russian Federation! Today, the people of Russia will celebrate this relatively new concept with verve and excitement. The Day ...
20 Oct
2014
When in Moscow: First Impressions First of all, hello everyone. I’d just like to take a moment to introduce myself. My name is Ryan Goff and I’m the new editorial assistant intern here at Liden & Denz Moscow, so if you frequent the blog you’ll be seeing a lot from me for the next couple ...