Category Archives: Russian Celebrations (праздники) - Page 4

05 Oct
2015
Appreciate Your Russian Teachers Day Celebration On the 5th of October more than one million high school teachers and 350 000 thousand universities teachers throughout Russia are being honoured as part of the Russian Teachers Day celebrations. Ever since the UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) recognized the importance of the teaching profession ...
04 Sep
2015
This Saturday 5th of September, Moscow will be celebrating the 868th  anniversary of its foundation. The city has received a total makeover during these last few days: flowers planted, walls scrubbed, roads cleaned… Displays have been installed everywhere claiming that Москва-лучший город земли (Mocow, the best city in the world) and wishing the beloved city ...
20 Jun
2015
This night all Saint Petersburg will gather on the Neva banks to watch the stunning fireworks show and the famous ship with scarlet sails. Every years the city celebrates the end of the school year and with it as well youth, hope and dreams. Алые паруса (Alye parusa, Scarlet sails) is one of the most ...
11 Jun
2015
Do you know that tomorrow, the 12th of June, is a national holiday in Russia? Do you know why? As you will learn from this post, even Russians are not exactly sure why tomorrow is a day off. Let’s investigate! On the 12th of June 1990 the Congress of People’s Deputies of the Russian SFSR ...
18 May
2015
Today we write the 18th of May and by doing so we also mark a day filled with Russian history. First of all it’s the birthday of the last Russian Tsar, Nicholas II. Secondly, it’s been 200 years since the death of the famous Russian general and national hero Alexander Suvorov. Lastly, it is the ...
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 ...