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[12 Jun 2013]

June 12 is a national holiday in Russia, commemorating the Declaration of State Sovereignty in 1990. Here are some of the things going on around the country… [More]

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[9 May 2013]

Today is both a celebratory and somber day in countries of the Former Soviet Union as Victory Day marks the end of the Great Patriotic War and also remembers those who lost their lives. [More]

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[1 May 2013]

How are your favorite Russian brides celebrating May Day? Millions of people around the world are participating in parades and protests, attending festivals and concerts, or just relaxing with family and friends... [More]

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[8 Mar 2013]

Check out some of the historic images from International Women's Day posters, postcards and greeting cards. [More]

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[14 Jan 2013]

Since the Russian Orthodox Church continues to use the Julian calendar, many Russian women will celebrate the New Year again on January 14th... [More]

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[19 Dec 2012]

Ukrainian women may be taking their children or younger siblings to church today to celebrate St. Nicholas' Day where the holy man himself will give them gifts and goodies... [More]

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[25 Oct 2012]

The Russian Orthodox Church is demanding that Halloween celebrations be banned in several Russian cities such as Stavropol... [More]

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[4 Jun 2012]

On this special holiday, Russian men and women celebrate Russia and demonstrate their national pride. [More]

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[16 Apr 2012]

The Living Art Festival on Easter Sunday was designed to bring together professional artists and ordinary passersby as they all helped paint 50 incredibly colossal eggs... [More]

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[4 Apr 2012]

Easter falls on two different dates this year: April 8th in the West and April 15th in the East. Are you familiar with these Russian and Ukrainian Easter traditions? [More]

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[6 Mar 2012]

March 8th is International Women’s Day, a day celebrating the political, economic, and social achievements of women and a time when men throughout the world will honor the special women in their lives. [More]