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Experience Russian Delights at Annual Winter Festival

1. December 2010 by Christy 0 Comments

Visiting a special lady in Russia this month? Be sure to check out the Russian Winter Festival. This nationwide event is a great way to learn more about the home country of your future Russian bride.

 

Running from roughly mid-December to mid-January, the Russian Winter Festival is an annual event celebrating Russia’s art, history, food, culture, and more. Celebrations take place around the country, but Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Novgorod Veliky, Kostroma, Vladimir, Tver, and Suzdal are where most of the festivities are located.

 

At festival events, visitors can sample Russia’s classic wintertime cuisine (hot tea, bagels with honey or jam), see traditional dancers and performers, buy authentic Russian crafts and souvenirs, say hello to beloved legendary characters like Ded Moroz and the snow maiden Snyegurochka, and view amazing ice sculptures, among other fun and enlightening activities. Dress warmly, though! Temperatures in Russia this time of year are well below zero.

 

Can’t make it to Russia? Don’t despair. London hosts a Russian Winter Festival in Trafalgar Square and cities across the United States hold similar celebrations.