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The New, New Year

Author: Tamara Eidelman
Translation: Nora Seligman Favorov

Sep/Oct 2005
Russian Calendar
Page 18   ( 2 pages)

Summary: On September 1, 1700, the old way of counting years, starting from the end of fall harvest time, ended, and Russia switched to a New Year that began in January.

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