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The 9th of May in Russia

The 9th of May, or the Victory Day (День Побе́ды), is one of the most important holidays in Russia when people celebrate the end of the Second World War and remember their relatives and friends who gave their lives to bring peace. In 1965 it became a national holiday and now is a part of

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The early years of the Soviet Union

Despite the long historical distance, the life of Soviet Union is still one of the world wide’s mysteries. Mostly we know all historical events but how they influenced the people`s life can be discussed nonstop. Today we focus on some aspects of the early years of the Soviet Union trying to get closer to its

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Easter Eggs of Peter Fabergé

One of the symbols of Russia is easter eggs created by Peter Fabergé at the end of the 19th century – beginning of the 20th century. But do you know how these jewelries appeared and who was Peter Fabergé? If not, this article is special for you! Russian German Peter Fabergé Peter Karl Fabergé was

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The man who changed the world: Yuri Gagarin

Nowadays we cannot imagine our lives without gadgets which are supported by numerous functions of satellites. 60 years ago, people did not have any access to such comfortable life as we have now and the space was a big unopen secret. But 60 years ago, on the 12th of April 1961, a soviet man Yuri

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The pattern of the Leningrad siege

Last our article was devoted to different types of Russian handcrafts and today we would like to continue this topic but in one certain way. This article will be a bit historical, a bit dramatic and also a bit optimistic. Well, it seems like we`re going to combine all parts of life! Source: Wikipedia The

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International Women’s Day – The 8th of March in Russia

Every year there is a special day dedicated to celebrating all the achievements of women. International Women’s day is celebrated in Russia every 8th of March and is a national holiday. This international holiday was invented in 1910 by a German communist activist and women’s rights advocate Clara Zetkin. She aimed to give women a

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Russian National Handicrafts

Despite the difficult time of coronavirus people still search new destinations to travel. As far as we present you Russia, we would like to inspire you to go there when the first possibility for this will appear. If you read our blog, you have already read about Russian ways of entertainment, Russian traditions etc. Today

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Defender of the Fatherland Day – the 23rd of February

The 23rd of February, the Defender of the Fatherland Day, is also often called ‘Russian men’s day’. What do Russians do during this holiday? Is it only for men or women can celebrate it too? We are going to answer these and even more questions over one of the most important holidays of modern Russia.

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Russian ways of entertainment

Entertainments fulfill our lives with emotions and background which help us to go through rough times. Nowadays when the majority of people are isolated because of lockdowns, it`s nice to remember our «old good days» and plan the coming future without any restrictions, that`s why we decided to share five typical Russian ways of entertainments

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Orthodox Christmas – Russian Christmas traditions

Russian Christmas (Рождество́ Христо́во in Russian) is probably the most important Orthodox holiday after Easter. Orthodox Christmas is celebrated on the 7th of January (the 25th of December on the Julian calendar) because the Russian Orthodox church operates on a Julian calendar that is currently 13 days behind the Gregorian calendar. In the Soviet Union,