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A little-known holiday brings to the fore well-known debates about Russian politics.
Ticks are good, good grades are bad, and please, don’t drink the water.
March 8 struggles with the duality of being the day of women and the day of “womanness.”
Learn some proverbs and eat some blini as the Slavic world prepares to celebrate Butter Week.
Tired of having to do Valentine's Day and Mother's Day separately? Try it the Russian way and combine them into International Women's Day! A closer look at this convenient holiday's socialist origins and not-so-socialist present form.
Or, whatever the Russian version of margaritas, mariachis, and misunderstood military history might involve.
Don't be fooled: the old man with a white beard and red coat is not Santa Claus. It's Grandfather Frost! Learn how to tell the two apart with this handy list.
November 4 is now the Day of People's Unity in Russia. But what unity? What people? A look at the holiday's history brings up more questions and confusion than it does answers – but Russians don't let that spoil their long weekend.
The New Year is Russia’s biggest holiday. But where does it come from – and why does it look so suspiciously like Western Christmas?
Celebrated on November 7, this Russian holiday used to be called Revolution Day and was the most important holiday during the Soviet Era.
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