March 8th – Celebrating Women’s Day in Russia

March 8th - Celebrating Women's Day in Russia

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 female co-workers with flowers, little presents or just an extra bit of attention. In a way, Women’s Day in Russia is like a mixture between Valentine’s and… Continue reading

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5 Most Important Facts about Defender of the Fatherland Day

Defender of the Fatherland Day

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 gathered the most important information for you in the list below. Do not miss this chance to expand your knowledge of Russian culture and history! What… Continue reading

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Why did The “Scarlet Sails” Receive International Recognition?

Scarlet Sails

Why did The “Scarlet Sails” Receive International Recognition? 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 over the world explore the Northern capital in this amazing time and try to not miss out on one of the… Continue reading

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Happy Cosmonautics Day!

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… Continue reading

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This Day in History: The Great October Revolution

October Revolution

This Day in History: The Great October Revolution 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 by the battleship Aurora, began the revolt against the Provisional Government. Elements of the Red Guard seized… Continue reading

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867th Birthday of Russia’s capital

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 founding of Moscow. There will be a great variety of events: a sport and music festival at Luzhniki Olympic Complex, Street Art and of course plenty of Russian food… Continue reading

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Saint Petersburg Celebrates Navy Day: this Sunday, July 27th!

Navy Day

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 Baltic Sea, as the victorious Peter I aimed to make Russia a naval power by building a strong fleet. To this day Saint-Petersburg is the Marine Capital of Russia and… Continue reading

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St. Petersburg Celebrates its Anniversary!

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… Continue reading

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