celebrations in Russia

 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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Russia celebrates Victory Day

Today, Russia and post-Soviet countries are celebrating one of the most important holidays of the year – Day of Victory in the Great Patriotic War. Celebrations, including military parades and solemn marches were held in all regions of the …

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Russia celebrating Victory Day

Today, Russia and post-Soviet countries are celebrating one of the most important holidays of the year – Day of Victory in the Great Patriotic War. Celebrations will take place in Moscow and other cities of Russia and CIS countries. …

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Putin congratulates South Caucasus on Victory Day

Russian president Vladimir Putin congratulated the leaders of Azerbaijan,Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Abkhazia and South Ossetia, as well as the citizens of Georgia and …

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Russia celebrating Spring and Labour Day

Russia is celebrating Spring and Labour Day today, May 1st. Being a traditional European spring celebration, May Day is a national public holiday in a majority of countries. The date is currently celebrated specifically as 'Labour Day' or …

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Crimea celebrates anniversary of joining Russia

Today, Crimea citizens celebrate the fourth anniversary of referendum on reuniting with Russia. The official solemn events will take place in the capital of the Crimea, while folk festivals, historical excursions, festive …

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Russia marks jubilee Defender of Fatherland Day

Today Russia celebrates February 23rd – Defender of the Fatherland Day. In the USSR it was named Soviet Army and Navy Day. February 23, due to tradition, became a state national holiday dedicated to all the generations of …

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Chinese New Year at Diplomatic Club meeting

The Diplomatic Club at the Diplomatic Academy of the Russian Foreign Ministry and the Embassy of the People's Republic of China held a meeting dedicated to the folk traditions of celebrating the Chinese New Year.

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Moscow State University marks 263rd anniversary

Moscow State University named after M.V. Lomonosov celebrates its 263rd anniversary today, while Russian students are marking Tatyana’s Day. Today the Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and all Russia will hold a solemn service …

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Orthodox believers celebrate Epiphany

Orthodox Christians across the world are celebrating the main Christian holidays on January 19th, the day of the Epiphany. It is the oldest Christian holiday dedicated to the baptism of Jesus by John the Baptist in the River Jordan. It …

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