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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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[3 May 2013]

Wondering what Featured Lady Kitty Vikie meant when she called herself a Decembrist wife? Here’s the meaning behind this famous Russian expression [More]

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[3 May 2013]

One great reason to date Ukrainian girls living in Lviv, or Lvov, is because there are always fun festivals going on! If you’re planning a visit this summer, here are several events to schedule your trip around. [More]

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[2 May 2013]

Pysanky, Ukraine's intricately decorated Easter Eggs, are a big part of the country's holiday celebrations. Learn a bit more about the meanings of the various patterns and how these complex pieces of art are created. [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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[29 Apr 2013]

Ukrainians of all ages are decorating pysanky, or Easter eggs, this week for contests and festivals... [More]

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[26 Apr 2013]

From egg decorating and rolling to triple kisses and tasty kulich, there are many traditions attached to this holiday with some illustrated on these old postcards… [More]

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[26 Apr 2013]

Today, Ukraine will remember the victims of Chernobyl at commemoration ceremonies throughout the country. [More]

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[22 Apr 2013]

During Easter in Russia and Ukraine, the most popular bread is the semi-sweet, cylinder-shaped kulich... [More]

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[4 Apr 2013]

A film festival in New York sheds light on life in the FSU. [More]

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[2 Apr 2013]

From April 3rd through 5th, the Ukrainian city of Donetsk will host a film festival, a photography exhibit, dance and musical performances, and more for the "American Days" cultural festival... [More]