New Year

World takes in muted New Year’s Eve

In Sydney the fireworks soared into the sky above the Opera House, but the harbour below was empty. In New York, Times Square was mostly deserted. No light show illuminated Beijing from the top of the TV tower. With revelry around the world curtailed by lockdowns and curfews imposed to stem the spread of Covid-19, the lions of London’s Trafalgar Square were barricaded off, and there were no crowds in St Peter’s Square and no one diving into the Tiber in Rome. This New Year’s Eve is being celebrated like no other as many people bid farewell to a year they would much prefer to forget – one that has seen more than 1.7 million people killed and 82 million infected by the coronavirus since January

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New Year 2021

In a few seconds, Moscow will begin to celebrates New Year 2021. This year has been especially difficult for many due to the coronavirus. Presidents of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin sain in his New Year's …

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Shopping centres open for New Year in Georgia

Shopping centres have opened around the country at 07:00 in the morning for the New Year holiday. They will remain open until January 3, 2021.  There were queues of cars to big shopping malls of Tbilisi early in the …

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Moscow decorated for New Year (photo report)

This time, the celebration of the New Year will be significantly different from previous years - the plans were revised accordingly the Covid-19 pandemics. There will be no mass festivities or fairs - everything that Muscovites and guests of the …

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Tbilisi's New Year Tree to be lit up tomorrow

The New Year Tree celebrating the onset of the end-of-year festive season in Tbilisi will be lit up on December 17, mayor Kakha Kaladze said. The lighting up of the tree, which customarily signals the official start of weeks of combined …

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New Year's Moscow (photo-report)

The New Year’s Eve 2020 turned out to be snowless and with no frost  in Moscow. However,  Muscovites and guests of the capital spent good time walking along the decorated streets, buying original gifts at fairs, ice skating, …

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Over 50 babies born on New Year’s eve in Moscow

More than 50 babies have been born in Moscow on the evening of December 31, 2019, and in the early hours of January 1, 2020, most of them are boys, the Moscow Mayor’s website reported. "As many as 53 babies were born in …

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