celebrations in Russia

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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Happy New Year 2018!

Russian President Vladimir Putin in his New Year's Address to the Nation wished Russians important changes, and thanked them for believing in Russia. The President’s traditional speech went on air in the easternmost …

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Moscow re-enacts historic 1941 parade on Red Square

A march took place on Moscow’s Red Square commemorating the 76th anniversary of the historic 1941 military parade at the same location.  Dressed in WWII uniforms and carrying vintage weapons, hundreds took part in the event, …

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Great October Socialist Revolution: 100 years later

Today marks the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution of October 1917, when on 25-26 October (Old style) Red Guard forces under the leadership of Bolshevik commanders launched their final attack on the Provisional Government. …

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Solidarity Day of Dagestani Peoples. Derbent festival

  The Solidarity Day of Dagestani Peoples was celebrated in Derbent. The head of the republic Ramazan Abdullatipov attended the events. He attended the exhibition of national handicraft, ethnic homesteads, as well as a …

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