celebrations in Russia

Russians marking Day of Russia

Russia is celebrating its national holiday, the Russia Day, on June 12th. Russia Day is one of the youngest national holidays.  It was established by the country’s presidential decree of June 2, 1994. The Declaration of State …

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Holy month of Ramadan begins

Muslims throughout the world are ready to welcome the holy month of Ramadan, which began on Sunday evening, May 5.  The tradition began in the seventh century and commemorates the month when the Prophet Mohammed retreated to a cave …

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Jews around the world celebrate Passover

Jews around the world will start celebrating eight-day holiday Pesach (Passover), associated with one of the main events of biblical history - the exodus of the Jewish people from Egypt and their liberation from slavery. In the …

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 Cosmonautics Day celebrated in Russia

Russia celebrates Cosmonautics Day every April 12. This holiday was instituted by the April 9, 1962 executive order of the Presidium of the USSR Supreme Soviet (Parliament) in honor of the first manned space flight. This year marks the …

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 Baku named second most romantic CIS city

Baku took second place in the most romantic CIS cities ranking, according to the Russian analytical agency TurStat. The Top 5 includes the capitals of Georgia, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Belarus and Moldova: Tbilisi (33% of votes), Astana, …

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Russia celebrates Christmas

Today Orthodox Christians are celebrating Christmas, one of the biggest and most ancient Christian holidays. The main solemn service was held in the Christ the Savior Cathedral by Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and all Russia on the …

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New Year's Moscow (Photo Report)

The main winter festival of the capital, the winner of international awards and nominations, is taking place in Moscow these days. Muscovites and guests of the capital can enjoy this bright event for 31 days, celebrating Christmas and New Year in …

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Putin congratulates Russians on Teachers’ Day

Russian President Vladimir Putin congratulated Russian teachers on Teachers' Day, according to the presidential website. "At all times, Russians have praised teachers and mentors for assuming this challenging, …

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Muslims around the world celebrate Eid al-Adha

Today Muslims around the world are celebrating the Festival of the Sacrifice, Eid al-Adha, one of the most important holidays in the Muslim calendar. On this day Muslims gather at a mosque for a common prayer and sacrifice an animal to honor the …

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Russia marks Day of Remembrance and Sorrow

On June 22, Russia annually commemorates the Day of Remembrance and Sorrow, when in 1941, 77 years ago, Nazi Germany attacked the Soviet Union. Some 27 million Soviet people perished during the war. June 22 was declared the Day of …

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Muslims all over the world celebrate Eid al-Fitr

The holy month of Ramadan has ended today with the Eid al-Fitr holiday [festival of breaking of the fast]. During the whole month millions of Muslims around the world refrained from eating and drinking before sunset. Today Muslims has been making …

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Russians marking Day of Russia

Russia is celebrating its national holiday, the Russia Day, today, on June 12th. Russia Day is one of the youngest national holidays. It was established by the country’s presidential decree of June 2, 1994. The Declaration of State …

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