Guide to Russian winter holidays

Winter holidays in Russia The winter holidays season has already started. For religious Russians, this means that a 40 day fasting period which began on the 28th of November. Nevertheless, not least because of the influence of western habits, this time has been adapted more to the western Europe pre-Christmas habits, which is characterized by… Continue reading

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It’s beginning to look a lot like… New Year!

New Year

It’s beginning to look a lot like… New Year! 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 год), a tradition that is a remnant of the atheist Soviet state. Christmas, which falls on the… Continue reading

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Feeling Festive: Moscow’s Seasonal Skating Rinks

moscow ice skating

Feeling Festive: Moscow’s Seasonal Skating Rinks So the snow is here to stay (along with the rain and sleet and whatever else was going on yesterday evening) and for me, a girl from a city that didn’t have a single snowflake last winter, that means getting ready for Christmas or, if you will be spending… Continue reading

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