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Jews around the world celebrate Rosh Hashanah

Rosh Hashanah is a holiday, which marks the beginning of the year in the Jewish calendar. It is one of the most important Jewish holidays. This year, Rosh Hashanah (the new year 5777 in the beginning of creation according to the Jewish …

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Crimea celebrates Flag Day

Crimea citizens are celebrating the Day of the State Emblem and the State Flag of the Republic for the first time. A year ago, the peninsula celebrated the Day of the State Flag of the Republic of Crimea on January 19, but the decision of the …

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Moscow turns 869 years old

The Russian capital celebrated its 869th anniversary last weekend. Although the date is not a round one, the organizers prepared for Muscovites and guests of the capital more than 1000 celebrations, which took place at 212 sites. The celebrations took place throughout the entire city. This year, the first vehicle parade was held on the Garden Ring.

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Gaynutdin: Hajj ends with no incidents this year

The pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia has ended this year without any incidents, the chairman of the Russian Muftis Council, Ravil Gaynutdin, who carried out a service at the Moscow Cathedral Mosque marking the Eid al-Adha holiday, …

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Putin congratulates Muslims on Eid al-Adha

Russian President Vladimir Putin has congratulated all Muslims of the country on the Eid al-Adha holiday, the Kremlin press service reports. The Russian president stressed that the Muslim community makes a significant …

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Happy Eid al-Adha!

Today Muslims around the world are celebrating the festival of the sacrifice, Eid al-Adha, one of the most important festivals in the Muslim calendar. On this day believers gather at a mosque for common prayer and sacrifice an …

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Russia's National Flag Day is celebrated today

The National Flag Day of the Russian Federation is celebrated on August 22 every year in accordance with the presidential executive order "On National Flag Day in the Russian Federation," dated August 20, 1994. The state …

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 Eid al-Fitr celebrated by 214,000 Muslims in Moscow

214,000 Muslims participated in Eid al-Fitr celebrations in Moscow on Tuesday, the press service of the Ministry of Internal Affairs said. The police said that there were no observed instances of violations of public order. …

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 ‘Multinational Russia’ festival at VDNKh

The ‘Multiethnic Russia’ festival organized by the Federal Agency for Nationalities and JSC ‘VDBKh’ is taking place today at VDNKh. The festival will become one of the central events of the celebration of the Day …

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Erdogan and Yildirim congratulate Putin and Medvedev on Day of Russia (what could it mean?)

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has sent a letter to his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin to congratulate him and all Russians on the Day of Russia and wished the relations between Moscow and Ankara will come to a level that it deserves. "Dear Mr. President, on behalf of the Turkish people I congratulate you and all the Russians on the Day of Russia, and hope that the relations between Russia and Turkey will come to a level that it deserves in the near future," RIA Novosti cited him as saying. Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım has also sent a similar letter to his Russian counterpart Dmitry Medvedev. Yıldırım said in his letter, "I hope that our relations will reach the level which is necessary for the common interests of two countries' peoples. I wish the Russians well-being and prosperity," the head of the Turkish government wrote.

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Russia's capital celebrates Maslenitsa

Moscow begins the celebration of the Pancake week - holiday celebrations will be held not only in the center but also in the most remote areas of the city, the Mayor's office said. "All cultural institutions prepared their own …

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Moscow State University marks 261st anniversary

Moscow State University celebrates its 261st anniversary today,  when Russian students are marking Tatyana’s Day. "As you know, the Empress Elizabeth of Russia postponed the publication of the decree to found the …

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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 ...

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Putin to celebrate New Year with family

Russian President Vladimir Putin will celebrate the New Year at home "with his family, as always," Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said, giving no location details. According to the press ...

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Medvedev to celebrate New Year in Sochi

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev is going to spend the New Year's holidays in Sochi. "I will go to Sochi. Where else? It’s good there. The snow has fallen, the temperature is fine,  it’s …

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