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Culture | Visit  | 07.07.22

Ivan Kupala: Pagan Holiday So Much Loved in Russia


On the night of July 6-7, Russians celebrate the Holiday of Ivan Kupala. It is associated with interesting customs and traditions that are still popular. There are legends that on the night of Ivan Kupala, supernatural creatures wake up, and water and fire acquire magical power.  Ivan Kupala is a pagan holiday of the summer

Events | Culture | Fun  | 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

Russia Should Look for ‘Effective Antidote’ to Non-Traditional Values From Abroad, Putin Said 


Russian President, Vladimir Putin, made the statement during his annual press conference with 500 journalists in attendance. He stated that Russia should look for an “effective antidote” to non-traditional values from abroad.  The Russian head of state made the statement while being asked questions about new ethics, gender identity, and transgender individuals. Putin stressed that

Culture | Insight | Around Russia  | 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

Culture | Events | Visit  | 14.09.21

Today Russian Orthodox Church Celebrates New Year


Today, Orthodox Christians in Russia celebrate the New Year, or the beginning of the year according to the church calendar, RIA Novosti reports. On this day, a special prayer service is held in the churches of the Russian Orthodox Church, in which they thank God for the past year and ask him to bless the

Culture | Visit  | 21.06.21

Summer Solstice in Russia: National Traditions


Solstice is one of two days of the year when the Sun is at its greatest angular distance from the celestial equator and the Sun’s height above the horizon at noon is maximum. This results in the longest day and the shortest night (summer solstice) in one of the Earth’s hemispheres, RIA Novosti reports.  This

Recommended | Culture | Events | Visit  | 21.06.21

Russians Celebrated Holy Trinity Day


On June 20, 2021, Orthodox Russians celebrated the Holy Trinity Day, a holiday dedicated to the descent of the Holy Spirit on the apostles on the fiftieth day after the Resurrection of Christ, rg.ru. The holiday is considered a big one in Christianity, so many people usually try to avoid working on that day.  It

Recommended | Events | Culture | Fun  | 18.05.21

New Survey: Russians’ Attitude to Museums


Specialists of the All-Russian Public Opinion Research Centre (VTsIOM) presented the data from a survey of Russians about their interest in museums, timed to coincide with International Museum Day which is traditionally celebrated on May 18.   According to the research results, slightly less than half of Russians (46 per cent) were in a museum several

Recommended | Insight | Around Russia  | 07.05.21

Most Russians to Participate in Victory Day Celebrations


Specialists of the Romir research holding studied the attitude of Russians to the upcoming Victory Day and found out how the country’s residents plan to spend this holiday.  According to the results of the survey, the majority of respondents (38 per cent) traditionally plan to take part in the Victory Day celebrations. In June 2020,

Culture | Visit  | 03.05.21

Most Russians Have Special Attitude Towards Easter


Specialists of the All-Russian Public Opinion Foundation (FOM) conducted a survey of residents of Russia and found out what they think about the Easter holiday. The results of the study showed that for the majority of Russians (72 per cent) Easter is a special significant day (versus 25 per cent of respondents with the opposite

Insight | Novosibirsk  | 28.04.21

Novosibirsk Residents Received Free St. George’s Ribbons


The symbol of Victory, St. George’s ribbons, were handed out free of charge by volunteers near the Opera House in Novosibirsk on April 27, 2021. The action will last until May 9 in all districts of the region, VN.ru reports.  Envelopes with St. George ribbons were handed out to Novosibirsk residents in the city centre

Recommended | Culture | Visit  | 27.04.21

Holy Week 2021: Customs and Traditions


Holy Week 2021 has started on April 26 and will end on the night of May 1 to May 2. This week for Christians is the most important of the whole year, as it is dedicated to the last days of Christ’s earthly life, His suffering, crucifixion, death on the cross, and burial, liveinternet reports.