holidays in Russia

Airborne Forces Day in Moscow

Today, Russia celebrates Airborne Forces Day. The birthday of the Airborne Forces is considered to be August 2, 1930, when an assault division consisting of 12 men were dropped by parachute near Voronezh for the first time during the exercises of …

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Russia celebrates Navy Day

Events to mark the Russian Navy Day, traditionally celebrated on the last Sunday of July, will be held all over the country with the main parade scheduled to take place in Russia’s second largest city of St. Petersburg. The St. …

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Russia's Dagestan marks Constitution Day

Russia's North Caucasian republic of Dagestan is marking Constitution Day today. The head of the Republic Ramazan Abdulatipov congratulated the peoples of Dagestan on the holiday, noting that the adoption of …

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Russian celebrates Marine and River Fleet Day

Today, workers and veterans of marine and river fleet celebrate their professional holiday. Prime Minister of the country Dmitry Medvedev sent congratulations to them. According to him, the development of international …

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Kuban’s health minister delivers a child

The health minister of the Kuban region, Evgeniy Filippov, on the eve of the Day of Medical Worker, conducted a complex operation in the perinatal center of Sochi, the regional Ministry of Health reports. As a result of a caesarean …

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Day of Russia celebrated in Baku

Russian Embassy in Azerbaijan held a reception dedicated to the Day of Russia. The event was attended by representatives of diplomatic missions and members of the Azerbaijani parliament. Russian Ambassador to Azerbaijan …

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Ilham Aliyev congratulates Vladimir Putin

President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has sent a congratulatory letter to President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin. “Please accept my heartfelt congratulations and …

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Millions of Christians worldwide celebrate Easter

Millions of people worldwide are celebrating the main Christian holiday, Easter Sunday. This year the Orthodox Christian Church and the Catholic Church are celebrating Easter on the same day. The next time when the two Churches share Easter …

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Anniversary of Crimea's reunification with Russia

Saturday marks three years since Russian President Vladimir Putin and the Crimean leadership signed an agreement on the accession of the Republic of Crimea to Russia, after 96 percent of the Crimean peninsula’s population …

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World celebrates International Women's Day

Today, on March 8, the entire world celebrates International Women's Day. On this day we celebrate women's achievements regardless of national borders or ethnic, linguistic, cultural, economic and political differences. …

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Epiphany

Today, the Orthodox Church celebrates one of the main Christian holidays - the  Epiphany (or Theophany). Along with the Easter it is the oldest Christian …

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Russia celebrates Christmas

Today Russia celebrates Christmas, which is one of two most important religious holidays along with Easter. Patriarch Kirill congratulated Orthodox Christians after a midnight service at the Cathedral …

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Hanukkah in Moscow

On December 24 Jews all over the world began to celebrate one of the main national holidays, eight holiday of light - Hanukkah, dedicated to the miracle of the one-day supply of oil miraculously lasting eight days that occured in the Temple in …

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