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1. Hell's Builders

“There is not a single builder in Paradise.”

– Stanislav Lisichenko, Russian restaurateur, providing an anecdote for Russia’s “Builder’s Day," August 8.
Tags: infrastructure, day of the builder, holiday, construction, builder, building
2. Fountain Frolicking Forbidden

The St. Petersburg city government has threatened to prevent traditional celebrations of VDV Day by turning off its fountains. Such grinches.

Tags: government, city, st. petersburg, holiday, military
3. International Women's Day: A Look Back

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.

Tags: russia, holiday, women, socialism
By Eugenia Sokolskaya
4. Tik-Tok Goes the Progress Clock

Political entities and 97-year-old veterans on social media, transgender marriage, and sushi at office parties show Russia is ready for 2020
 

Tags: world war ii, great patriotic war, trees, holiday, New Year, food, social media, putin, lgbt, marriage
5. A Prudently Droll, Privately Disquieting Police Day

A little-known holiday brings to the fore well-known debates about Russian politics.

Tags: police, holiday, Internet, putin, media
By Tiffany Zhu
6. Opposite Day in the World's Smallest Country

Ticks are good, good grades are bad, and please, don’t drink the water. 

Tags: water, study, university, holiday, science, death, Pushkin
7. Not Such a Flowering Holiday

March 8 struggles with the duality of being the day of women and the day of “womanness.”

Tags: social issues, putin, holiday, women, international women's day
By Katrina Keegan
8. Five Proverbs to Get You Hyped for Maslenitsa

Learn some proverbs and eat some blini as the Slavic world prepares to celebrate Butter Week.

Tags: holiday, russian food, blini, maslenitsa
9. A Very Russki Cinco de Mayo

Or, whatever the Russian version of margaritas, mariachis, and misunderstood military history might involve.

Tags: holiday, may day, lgbt, eternal flame, khabarovsk, kiosks, gymnastics
By Alice E.M. Underwood
10. Grandfather Frost: More than Just Santa Claus

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.

Tags: ded moroz, grandfather frost, holiday, new year's eve
By Eugenia Sokolskaya

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