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Visit |  Culture |  19.01.22

Russian Orthodox Christians Celebrate Epiphany

January 19 is the unchangeable date of the Epiphany of the Lord, one of the twelve main Christian holidays. It was on this day that John the Baptist baptized the 30-year-old Jesus in the Jordan River. After the completion of the ceremony, the heavens opened and the Spirit of God descended on Jesus in the

Visit |  Culture |  14.01.22

Russian Female Convicts Compete for Famous Painting Best Parody

The Izoizolyatsia-3 (“ArtIsolation-3”) art contest was held in correctional colony number two of the Nizhny Novgorod region. The convicted women recreated images from paintings by famous artists, including the Renaissance epoch, as reported by the press service of the regional department of the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia.   It is noted that during the contest,

Fun |  Culture |  13.01.22

Today: Russians Celebrate Old New Year

Today Russians traditionally celebrate the New Year in “old style”, that is, according to the old calendar, which was changed in 1918 by the Bolshevik government (Tsarist Russia lived according to the Julian calendar, and Europe lived according to the Gregorian calendar).  The difference between the two calculus systems was 13 days and created inconveniences

Visit |  Trip Advisory |  16.12.21

Experts Named Russians’ Favourite Novel in Digital Format

The novel “Anxious People” by Fredrik Backman in electronic format has become the most popular among Russians, as reported by the LitRes group of companies.  LitRes specialists analyzed the interest of Russians in electronic and audiobooks, identifying the works that were most popular in 2021. The leader of the rating among e-books was Fredrik Backman’s

Fun |  Culture |  14.12.21

Experts Made Up Top List of Russians’ Favourite Soviet-Era Films and Songs

30 years after the collapse of the USSR, the most popular Soviet film among Russians remains “Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears”, the top song is still “Katyusha”, and the most favourite book is “How the Steel Was Tempered”, which follows from a survey conducted by the All-Russian Public Opinion Research Centre as part of

Insight |  Culture |  13.12.21

Russians Named Favourite New Year Traditions

Russian women most often name the decoration of the Christmas tree as their favourite New Year’s tradition, while men prefer meetings with family and friends, which follows from a New Year’s survey conducted by specialists of the job search service.  According to the results of the study, the main New Year’s tradition of Russians is

Visit |  Culture |  09.12.21

Vladimir Putin Сongratulated Russians on Heroes of Fatherland Day

The character of the people of Russia at all times helped to resist with honour all those who encroached on the land of the country, according to the Russian President Vladimir Putin in a video message on the occasion of the Heroes of Fatherland Day.   “This holiday is inextricably linked with the history of the

Visit |  Culture |  02.12.21

Russians Named Worst Ideas for New Year Gifts

Residents of Russia called socks, candles, and cups the most undesirable gifts for the New Year, because, according to respondents, these items are often unnecessary and rarely used.   The survey results showed that most often unsuitable or unnecessary wardrobe items become unsuccessful gifts for the New Year. These are socks, bathrobes, and T-shirts (5 per

Visit |  Culture |  22.11.21

Russian Scientists Found Ancient Roman Coins in Oka Upper Reaches

A large hoard of ancient Roman coins recently discovered in the upper reaches of the Oka River helped to better understand the connections of this region with the great empires of antiquity. Experts believe that the finds may indicate political and economic realities that have not been preserved in written sources.   One hundred and forty

Insight |  Culture |  22.11.21

Patriarch Kirill: Russian Orthodox Church Will Never Recognize Same-Sex Marriages

Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill said that the Orthodox Church will never recognize same-sex marriages adding that in this sense, the Western church is “quite vulnerable.”   “Here’s a simple thing: the Orthodox Church does not agree and will never agree with the newfangled idea concerning marital relations – we call cohabitation, which is

Visit |  Events |  04.11.21

Today Russians Celebrate National Unity Day

National Unity Day is traditionally celebrated in Russia on November 4. This holiday was established in 2005 and has been an official holiday since then.  On November 4 (October 22, old style), 1612, the people’s militia led by the zemstvo elder Kuzma Minin and Prince Dmitry Pozharsky liberated Moscow from the Polish invaders. With the

Events |  27.10.21

Russian Indigenous Peoples to Be Shown at Strasbourg Photo Exhibition

The governor of the Leningrad region, Alexander Drozdenko, opened a photo exhibition “The World in Faces” as part of the 41st session of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe (CE).  As specified, the project is dedicated to documenting and preserving vulnerable ethnic cultures in different countries. According to the

Fun |  Culture |  25.10.21

Bank of Russia Issued Coins With Cartoon Characters [Video]

The Bank of Russia has issued commemorative coins “Masha and the Bear” of the series “Russian (Soviet) animation”, according to the bank’s official website. In particular, a silver coin with a face value of 3 rubles and a coin made of base metals with a face value of 25 rubles were issued.  As specified, the