celebrations in Russia

Putin visits Tomb of Unknown Soldier

Russian President Vladimir Putin has traditionally visited the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at the Kremlin wall in the Alexander Garden on February 23, Defender of the Fatherland Day, to lay a wreath honoring the memory of those killed when …

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Happy Defender Of Fatherland Day!

Today, on February 23rd, The Defender of the Fatherland Day is celebrated in Russia, Belarus, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. Russian President Vladimir Putin has praised combat capability of the Armed Forces, thanking all servicemen for the …

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Russia's Orthodox Christians celebrate Christmas

Today Orthodox Christians are celebrating Christmas, one of the biggest and most ancient Christian holidays. Russian President Vladimir Putin attended Orthodox Christmas services at a small 13th century church on an island. …

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Russia marks National Unity Day

Today Russia celebrates the National Unity Day. By tradition, on this day is marked with various cultural festivals, concerts, flash mobs, sports relay races all over the country, but this year these activities were canceled due to the …

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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 …

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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, 79 years ago, Nazi Germany attacked the Soviet Union. On June 22, 1941, German troops invaded the Soviet Union’s territory. German …

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Kim Jong-un congratulates Putin on Russia Day

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has sent a message of congratulations upon Russia Day to Russian President Vladimir Putin, the Korean Central News Agency said. "The Chairman of the State Affairs Commission comrade Kim Jong-un …

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Russia Day

Russia is celebrating its national holiday, the Russia Day, 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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Russian muslims celebrate holy month of Ramadan

Russian Muslims have welcomed the holy month of Ramadan, which began on April 24.  Every evening when the sun has set, families and friends would usually get together for the Iftar meal to break the fast. Many people go to the …

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Crimea celebrates 6th anniversary of joining Russia

Today, Crimean citizens are celebrating the sixth anniversary of referendum on reuniting with Russia. The official solemn events and a car rally will take place in Crimea today, RIA Novosti reported. Russian …

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Russians reveal where they prefer to search for love

About one in two Russians (48%) think that it is better to look for their "other half" in their friend circle, according to a poll held by the Russian Public Opinion Research Center in the run-up to St. Valentine’s Day. …

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Russia celebrates Day of Diplomatic Worker

Russia is marking the Day of a Diplomatic Worker today. The date was set on October 31, 2002, by the Russian President Vladimir Putin and is celebrated annually on February 10. The date was chosen upon the discovery of the earliest thus …

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