holidays in Russia

Russia celebrates Knowledge Day

Today Russia and several CIS countries celebrate the Day of Knowledge. 1.8 million first-graders will begin to study in Russian schools in the new school year. Total number of pupils in Russian schools is going to reach 15.6 …

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Russia celebrates the Day of the Black Sea Fleet

Today Russia celebrates the Day of the Black Sea Fleet. This holiday was established by the decree of commander-in-chief of the Russian Navy on July 15, 1996. The Black Sea Fleet is the fleet of the Russian …

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Orthodox world celebrates Easter

Today Orthodox Christians celebrate Easter. Over 35 thousand cathedrals of the Russian Orthodox Church, located in 68 countries around the world, including in Russia, Serbia, Georgia, Bulgaria, and Jerusalem, celebrate this holiday. …

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Russian Jews celebrate Passover

Jews of Russia are starting to celebrate eight-day holiday Pesach (Passover). It is dedicated to the most important event in Biblical history, which is considered to be the beginning of the Jewish history – the Exodus from Egypt …

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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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Ramzan Kadyrov congratulates Russian diplomats

Ramzan Kadyrov congratulated officially Russian diplomats on their professional holiday today. He addressed the Russian Foreign Ministry on his page in VKontakte. "I congratulate the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian …

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Ramzan Kadyrov expresses respect to journalists

Head of Chechnya Ramzan Kadyrov congratulated Chechen and Russian journalists on the Russian Press day. He wrote his greeting in the Chechen social network Mylistory. First of all, he stressed that he treats journalists ‘with …

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Russian journalists celebrate Press Day

On Saturday, December 13, employees of newspapers and magazines, television and radio companies, news agencies and online publications celebrate the Day of Russian Press. Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev congratulated …

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Orthodox believers celebrate Christmas

Orthodox Christians in Russia and other countries around the world are celebrating Christmas on January 7, an event which 2017 years ago marked the beginning of the new history of mankind, TASS reports. Christians conclude a four-week …

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 Christmas facade projections to be shown in Moscow

In Moscow, a special Christmas greeting video will be projected on two houses on Novy Arbat, the press service of the City Municipality reported. The projections will be shown from 16.15 to 0.00 on the houses № 11 and 19, the message …

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Some 2.7 mln attend New Year festivities in Moscow

About 2.7 mln people have taken part in the Journey to Christmas festival on Tverskaya street in central Moscow, the capital’s mayor, Sergei Sobyanin, said on Wednesday, TASS reports. "It was the most massive …

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Moscow celebrated New Year’s Eve

Traditionally, many Muscovites and guests celebrate New Year’s Eve on the streets and in the parks of the city. The main streets of the capital have become pedestrian for a few days and turned into a stage for town festivals. A holiday …

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Putin invites Macron to visit Russia

Russian President Vladimir Putin invited his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron to pay a visit to the Russian Federation. The head of the Russian state invited the French President in his Christmas and New Year's greetings to the French …

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Moscow finishes preparations for New Year

Russian capital has completed preparations for the celebration of the New Year, deputy mayor Petr Biryukov said. "This year we carried out a colossal work - there a lot of new installations, new constructions …

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Largest gingerbread house built in Russia's Sochi

A five-meter house made of gingerbread has been unveiled at Krasnaya Polyana, a popular ski resort near Sochi, the local administration said. "This is the largest gingerbread house in Russia. It is five meters tall and weighs about …

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