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1. The New Year's Fairytale Nobody Asked For

A little girl from Moscow just asked for a robotic toy dog, but instead, she got a rather unusual tale from one of Russia's head political leaders. 

Tags: fairy tales, new year's eve, New Year, politics, humor, toys, gifts
2. Cheap Toads

In Russian, neither a Scrooge nor a Plyushkin be!

Tags: gifts, holidays, customs
3. Courting Father Christmas

"Since I am also a lawyer, I can act as an attorney for Father Christmas, and remind the plaintiff that Father Christmas fulfills wishes and gives gifts only to good girls and boys. Let him analyze his behavior and, perhaps, find something that has prevented Father Christmas from presenting him with gifts for the New Year holidays. This will be the main line of defense."

–  On December 23, Russian President Vladimir Putin offered to defend Father Christmas after a St. Petersburg lawyer sued the gift-bringer.
Tags: court, lawyer, gifts, new year, holiday, vladimir putin, putin, father christmas, ded moroz, Christmas
4. Nice Teeth, Gift Horse

A holiday survey detailed Russians' preference for gift-receiving.

Tags: holidays, gifts, New Year, study
5. New Moo

In which, after not a small bureaucratic scuffle, a thirteen-year-old boy receives the gift from Putin that we all are really hoping for this Christmas: a brand new cow. 

Tags: dairy, agriculture, bureaucracy, Yakutia, gifts, cows, vladimir putin, putin
6. Smells Like Money

Soon American coins won't be the only "scents" that are exchanged inside Sberbank's buildings, as Russia's national bank plans to introduce its own perfume. 

Tags: fashion, beauty, money, gifts
7. Gender Equality in Gift Giving

Russian women seem to luck out more than their male partners during the spring holiday season, a new study shows. 

Tags: gender, gifts, flowers, holidays, international women's day
8. Annual Holiday Gift Guide

Our annual consideration of some great gift ideas for Russophiles. Now available online as well!

Tags: gifts, russia, holidays
9. Holiday Gift Ideas

Where we reveal where to buy everything from Russian cologne to Russian videos.

Tags: gifts, buying guide, christmas, holidays
10. Shawls of Pavlovsky Posad

From a land not known for high fashion and which many Westerners think is filled with gray clad babushkas, the Pavlovsky Posad shawls come as quite a surprise.

Tags: Pavlovsky Posad, shawls, gifts
By Linda DeLaine

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