Category Archives: Russian Celebrations (праздники) - Page 5

01 Sep
2014
Maybe you have seen some gorgeous pupils today in the city and you are wondering what celebration took place today? Today is День Знаний, Knowledge day, in Russia! You can also call it the first of September. As soon as August came to an end, Russian schoolchildren returned from holidays at summer camps, dachas or ...
22 Aug
2014
Today Russia celebrates its National Flag Day! While it is not a day off, special events will be hosted in many Russian cities. Saint Petersburg dwellers, for instance, will be able to attend a free concert on Palace Square, a military parade and an acrobatic air show by the “Russian Knights” stunt pilots. On August ...
04 Aug
2014
84 years ago the Russian Airborne Troops  have been founded on the 2nd of august in 1930. Since then they help to solve big national problems. In the past they fought in big wars like world war ll. for the security of her motherland, nowadays they assure the security by supporting Anti-Terrorism-operations. They are an elite ...
31 Jul
2014
This Saturday night an impressive light show is taking place at the Gatschina Palace, about 50 km outside of Saint Petersburg. From 11p.m to 3a.m the park of the Gatschina Palace will become a wonderland of lights and shadows: open air light and firework shows will be in the centre of the stage, whereas theatrical ...
19 Jun
2014
Алые паруса is the biggest and most famous White Nights Festival event in St Petersburg and offers spectacular fireworks, numerous concerts and a massive water show, all to celebrate the end of the school year. Алые паруса is only celebrated in St Petersburg, and began after the end of World War II, when several schools ...
02 Jun
2014
Children’s Day is recognised globally as a day to honour children, and is often called International Day for Protection of Children. Celebrated on the 1st of June since 1950, it was established by the Women’s International Democratic Federation in Moscow. According to the recent census, there are more than 26 million children in Russia and ...
27 May
2014
Today is St Petersburg’s 311th birthday! However, since it’s a Tuesday and everyone has to work, the birthday celebrations were held on Sunday. Peter the Great founded St Petersburg in 1703, and since then it has been the “Window to Europe”, widely considered the European capital of Russia. Such an important city deserves an incredible ...
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 off on 2 p.m. on St. Isaac’s Square. There you will find singers performing Russian songs. Against 5 p.m. make sure to find yourself in the city ...
12 May
2014
День Победы or Victory Day is a big holiday in Russia, to celebrate the end of WWII – Russia received news of the surrender from Nazi Germany at just past midnight Moscow Time on the 9th, so while VE day is the 8th in Europe, Germany’s capitulation is celebrated on the 9th here. While the ...
09 May
2014
Victory Day or День Победы is a very important day in Russia and has been for a very long time, as it marks the day that Nazi Germany capitulated to the Soviet Union in the Second World War, known as the Great Patriotic War in the Soviet Union. Following the signing of the surrender document just ...